Employers have tried countless ways to improve employee performance and drive motivation and moral. Company environments differ significantly. Some organizations are driving employees through fierce competition while others strive to ensure a congenial, team-based atmosphere. Motivating your employees is a delicate and purposeful challenge that requires more than an annual review or a note of appreciation. Just like getting in shape or learning a new language, bolstering motivation and performance levels of your employees won’t happen overnight. Here are 5 ways you can improve performance and motivation in your workplace.
Employees without goals will be naturally aimless. Provide them with clear achievable goals and make sure there are measurable standards in place to evaluate their performance. Employees must know what action they are expected to take and that it will yield the desired performance. Employees should understand what they are expected to do, how they are expected to do it, and how they will be judged for it..
Immediate, continuous feedback lets an employee know that their actions affect the company. It’s hard for you and the employee to remember specific incidents when employee performance review time rolls around. Goal-setting theory predicts that employees are motivated by setting goals and by receiving continuous feedback on where they stand with regards these goals. More recent research shows just how motivating it can be when employees know they are making progress.