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Getting workers motivated

With so many negative things that have been going on in the economy lately, office motivation can really take a hit.

People are wondering if they will still be employed six months from today. They are wondering what they will do now that their retirement funds have nearly been cut in half. There is a lot of concern about what the future will hold.

Since productivity relates to motivation and the success of your business, you need to do something about this.

One thing you can do is to help your employees get into the right mindset and have the right perspective on things. Sure, things may be bad, but it can also be a lot worse.

Will making people realise that by having a job they are better off than millions of people who have lost their jobs within the past year, make them better employees? It might or it might not. Of course, this type of scenario isn’t always the case.

Sometimes, you can have an office of people who are just being lazy and are slacking off. In this case, what you will want to do is to create a different environment. You will want to have one where people take pride in getting things done. This may mean you will have to get rid of some people or it may mean you will have to set some new rules and standards.

A lack of office motivation can hurt any business. When it comes down to it, a business needs to produce. When it doesn’t produce, profits will sink. In order to produce, you will need everyone in the office to be on board and take part in the company’s success.

This can be achieved by getting your employees to feel like what they do actually matters. Get them to feel like they are part owners in the company. Ask for their opinions on important matters and take their suggestions seriously. Give them more responsibilities. These things may or may not work depending on the situation and what kind of business you have.

There are lots of ways to increase office motivation. You can find out more by reading books on this topic. There are a lot of great ways to increase employee motivation without necessarily having to use money as a motivator. It may take a lot of work but if you can increase the office motivation, your bottom line will increase as well.

* Adrian Daisley Ph.D is a Celebrity Life Coach, Business and Marketing Consultant, and Founder of Think and Prosper Brand and Group

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