One of the biggest challenges many managers and supervisors face is knowing the best way to develop an engaged, highly motivated workforce. The secret is for the manager to create an atmosphere that brings out the best in each individual. One management approach that worked excellently with one person may yield a different response from someone else. Here are four steps to follow to help motivate your employees:
It has never been more important to build an engaged workforce who is passionate about helping your organization succeed in today's changing and challenging business climate. But there may be hidden symptoms of disengagement that can cause employees to "turnoff", just when you need them the most. The individual's immediate supervisor or manager is usually in the best position to create some of these unfortunate circumstances. Luckily, they are also in the best position to turn it around. Jim Haudan, in his book entitled "The Art of Engagement", lists 6 issues that employees state are preventing them from truly engaging and committing to their organizations, as follows:
If your organization is aware of the tremendous cost associated with turnover, and you realize you are losing some of your best people, it is important to assess the symptoms and address methods for enhancing employee retention.
A major problem for employers today is attracting the best talent, and then retaining key employees. Research shows that the key ingredient for retention lies within the manager’s ability to understand what employees really want.