If you are a manager or business owner, chances are you can see room for improvement in your staff regardless of whether they are star performers or just average. There is always room for improvement and finding new ways to motivate your employees is incredibly valuable. With that in mind, here are some tips for motivating your employees.
Don’t Use Pay to Motivate Employees
Yes you read that right. Stop using pay to motivate your employees. This might sound counter-intuitive but there is a logic behind it. It is best to just take the matter of compensation out of the picture by paying them enough to take their minds off of money altogether. This broadens your employee’s focus beyond compensation and motivates them to excel at their jobs.
Create a Culture of Achievement
You may think that taking compensation-based motivation off of the table eliminates any possibility for a culture of achievement. However, this is not true. Your employees will actually have a greater sense of achievement due to the fact that they don’t have the constant possibility of a raise making them feel that they aren’t quite doing enough. Your employees will be paid enough that they will be given a sense of achievement thus inspiring them to excel in their jobs and ultimately empowering them for greater success in their careers.
If you are interested in learning more about motivation in the workplace or about how outsourcing your human resources department can help with that, let us know. We look forward to helping you empower your employees for success.