10 ways to motivate unproductive employees by hr mantra
10 Ways to Motivate
Here are 10 ways to get unproductive
employees excited again.
“To get the most from your employees,
you need to motivate them. Here are
10 ways to get unproductive
employees excited again”
If someone has a talent
that isn’t being used,
offer him or her the
chance to work on
something new that
uses that skill.
Focus on relationships.
When duties and salary are the same-
old, same-old, relationships with co-
workers can make or break the job
experience. Ensure your workplace is
a fun place to be
Make it meaningful
When employees feel what they do
doesn’t matter, interacting with the end
users of your product or service can make
all the difference.
Set goals and celebrate them.
It’s human nature that we all enjoy a
challenge. Celebrate your victories, both
large and small.
Treat them like adults
Trust your employees; tell them what they
need to do, then give them the freedom to
decide how they’ll do it
Offer regular recognition
A study called The Carrot
Principle followed nearly 200,000 people
for 10 years and found that the single
most common thing the best managers
did was regularly offer recognition to
Tie rewards to results.
If you can’t afford raises, consider
performance-based bonuses or profit-
sharing plans where employees are
rewarded financially when they bring
additional revenues to the company. You
won’t have to shell out additional cash
unless it’s there to be given.
Think small, but creative
One employee might love to get a gift
card for a mani-pedi at a local nail salon,
while another might be thrilled with two
tickets to check out the local baseball
team. The fact that you chose a reward
tailored to them is what makes it special.
Share the (lack of) wealth.
If your employees’ salaries have stayed
the same for five years while you’re
flaunting a new BMW every year, you can
hardly blame them for being bitter. Enjoy
the rewards of your business, but don’t
Nip negativity in the bud
Be aware of what employees
are saying and, if someone is
sending out bad vibes, don’t
delay in calling them on it.