Most business owners know it can be hard to keep employees motivated. When bonuses and raises aren’t cutting it what should you do? People often assume money alone will keep their employees happy and on track, but there’s a lot more to it.
It is important that employees are able to see the product of their work. Even a glimpse of their work helps encourage employees. Studies have shown that employees who are able to see the fruits of their labor are likely to do about 30% more work. It is also important to give employees praise! Acknowledge all the work they have been doing! It’s easy to do and can make a big difference! Another great way to keep employees engaged at work is to give them more difficult tasks. People feel more pride after completing a difficult task.
Meaningful work can also be a powerful motivation. When people know their work is meaningful (I.E. raising money for charity), they are more likely to work harder. Having positive images around the office will enhance this effect. Even pictures of kittens have been proven to increase work performance!!