Best of HR -® author Markus Hornung has pointed out the importance of good Guide for the Motivation of employees and the Success of a company is. Also important: incentives. How can you Employees motivate?


7 tips for effective employee motivation

Employee motivation is the key to success in the workplace Company, Motivated colleagues work more purposefully, efficiently and, above all, better in teams.

employer and Executives should therefore heed the following seven tips and place them at the top of their priority list.

1. create incentives

A salary increase motivates quite definitely, but sometimes also a bonus, a bonus, a special commission. More and more, companies are creating incentives through incentives that benefit all employees.

The Christmas party is indeed such an incentive, but is more or less a tradition. However, anyone who in the meantime invites his employees on a trip - possibly even during a working day - creates an unforgettable experience. It's important that those teams (usually up to a dozen colleagues) do something together that works together and works together.

2. Compliments and public commendations

Praise doesn't cost anything, but it's very powerful. Every working person needs one Feedback. Esteem from Manager is one of the most important feedback of all.

The praise has to be given in a matter of circumstances and in a performance-oriented way, as well as in a timely manner, it can be expressed in a certain framework (company meeting, small celebration). Important: A praise must be felt by all other employees (not only the person to be praised) as just.

3. Coaching by the boss

Employees can be motivated very well with targeted guidance, especially when this is the case Shop runs a little sluggishly.

When the focus is only on Problems and almost insoluble Tasks directed, the experience of the boss works like magic. She creates Optimism and drive.

4. Equal treatment and justice

These two means of motivation can sometimes be mutually exclusive, because employees are not all the same. It seems all the more important that they treat each other fairly, appropriately and thus equally feel.

On the other hand, a first-rate motivational brake is subtle bossing (Bullying by the boss), who, on the contrary, should ensure that the employees treat each other well.

5. Give away free tickets

Free tickets to events are among the incentives, but among those that employees are surrounded by Family to be able to enjoy. Here, too, motivation is strongest when the employee is given at least a few hours of vacation time.

Important: It must be an event, which the employee may have long desired.

6. Tasks with claim

Employees also want to be challenged and can be motivated by a challenging but solvable task.

This task can, but does not have to, come with a bonus. Most People want on Workplace simply show "that they can do it".

7. Talking is silver, listening is gold

Who is for the needs interested in his employees wins their hearts. It doesn't have to be private gossip unless it's what's on the person's heart.

Everyday, however, are the worries that employees have with their Job connect. The boss should always have an open ear for this.

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