Has Employee Motivation Changed?
Are employees motivated by something different now than they were before the “Great Resignation?” Most business leaders would like to know the answer to that question in the midst of the biggest attrition trend in the history of modern American business. The truth is that what motivates employees has not really changed. It’s the same as it was before the pandemic. However, what has changed is that top talent now expects to work in a motivating environment and is willing to jump ship if it thinks another company can provide it. With that in mind, this month’s Growth Notes focuses on what motivates people to do their best work.
Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks
(Harvard Business Review)
I’d like to suggest a new dialogue that embraces the key concept that motivation is less about employees doing great work and more about employees feeling great about their work. The better employees feel about their work, the more motivated they remain over time. When we step away from the traditional carrot or stick to motivate employees, we can engage in a new and meaningful dialogue about the work instead. Read More>
What Motivates Employees?
There is certainly no scarcity of studies you can read that attempt to explain what motivates employees. And those studies have been commissioned largely because every business leader in the world wants to know the secret to getting his or her people fired up about driving company growth. However, the best way to resolve some enterprise “mysteries” is to simply apply a little common sense. And when it comes to figuring out what motivates employees, that’s usually a better approach then plumbing the depths of academic research. Let’s explore why. Read More>
Top Employee Motivation Strategies
Understanding the true value of having team members that are motivated and engaged can increase your company’s profits, improve customer satisfaction, ensure employee retention, and boost employees’ overall happiness. So how can you prevent a decline in team motivation? What are the best practices and ways of motivating employees? What actions can you take to keep employees engaged, to keep projects running smoothly, and to ensure deadlines and milestones are met? Read More>
The Impact of Pay on Employee Motivation
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Is your compensation strategy having a positive or negative effect on the performance of your employees? That’s a difficult question for most business leaders to answer. And the research on the issue is both confusing and conflicting. So, what should you do?
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