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Published on March 24th, 2020 | by David Jackson

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3 Tips For Creating A More Motivated Workforce

If you’re a business owner, one of the hardest things to do is ensure that you’re hiring the right people to help you push your business forward. However, even if you hire the right people when they first sign on, it’s easy for people to get burnt out after working for a while. At times like this, it’s good to know how you can help to keep your employees working hard and being innovative.

To help you with this, here are three tips for creating a more motivated workforce within your organization. 

Allow For Some Autonomy

While it might seem counterintuitive to some, giving people the freedom to work on their own and make decisions for themselves as they complete their jobs can actually help to make them more motivated to do more and better work.

According to Rhonda Abrams, a contributor to USA Today, if you try to spend the majority of your time as a manager enforcing rules and procedures for each and every employee, they’re going to lose their sense of autonomy and begin to rely on you to give them direction on all areas of their job. But if you can ease up a bit and allow your staff to take some responsibility to make their own decisions about things relating to their job, you’ll find that they have a lot more motivation to continue doing this into the future. And when this happens, you can begin to have a company culture that thrives on a motivated workforce rather than a workforce that only does the bare minimum. 

Become Goal-Oriented

Another way you can help your employees become more motivated within their jobs is to help them in setting and achieving important business goals, both for themselves and for the organization as a whole.

To do this, Ilya Pozin, a contributor to Inc.com, advises that you start by working with your staff to set smaller goals that can be accomplished each week. By setting these smaller individual goals that then lead to larger organizational goals, you can help your employees maintain their motivation to accomplish certain tasks that will eventually lead to big things for your company. 

Encourage Personal Growth

In many instances, it’s going to be hard for you as an employer to motivate your employees until they’re able to tap into their own worth and decide for themselves that they’re able and worthy of achieving something great within your organization. 

To help your staff get to this point, Susan M. Heathfield, a contributor to The Balance Careers, recommends that you spend some time and attention encouraging the personal growth of your staff. After investing in them in this way, they’ll want to invest in their role within your business. 

If you’ve been having problems with keeping your staff motivated, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you alleviate this issue.


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