When you’re brainstorming about ways to show your appreciation this holiday season, there are really only three gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your [Read more…]’ faces.
“I’ve learned thatwill forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Angelou eloquently conveys through this message that humans may forget details of certain events, but they rarely, if ever, forget how they felt at a certain period. Whether they were over the moon with happiness or completely crushed and feeling worthless, we remember feelings above all else, and we remember them for a long, long time.
I immediately thought of this quote while reading a recent piece on respect in the work place. The Inc. article, One Thing Employees Need (But Rarely Get) by Jeff Haden, discusses how respect is more important than other benefits you could offer your . [Read more…]
Last week we discussed the foundation of employee motivation, which is trust. In order for an employee to be motivated at all, they must first have faith in their manager and the company they work for, believing that upper management and the owners will follow through on their promises. Once you’ve established trust with your staff, you can then do other things to improve your staff’s motivation. We’ll focus on how to motivate today. [Read more…]
As I struggle to stay motivated this holiday season, I stumbled upon just the article I needed to read: 14 Easy Ways to Get Insanely Motivated from Geoffrey James. Now, I’m not sure that the strategies he suggests will get me insanely motivated, but some of them served as reminders of what I should be doing to get my work done.
Here are three gems that I pulled out of his suggestions. Hopefully they provide you with a much-needed boost in this time that challenges our ability to stay motivated at work. [Read more…]
For the business owner, employee motivation cannot be underestimated. A happy employee not only provides a better representation of the company to the clients and customers, but whenare motivated they are both more productive and the office environment is more pleasant.
There are many factors that will effect employee motivation, but we’ll focus on five keys to employee motivation that we believe are foundational.