Every organization is struggling with unmotivated employees. Some companies are proactive in dealing these issues while others are lagers. In recent Human Resource Survey, it is reported the problem in employee motivation arises when an employee experience a hitch with his or her direct manager. Hence, the responsibility falls on management’s shoulders to improve motivational levels.

Before we start in detail, let’s take a quick look at inspiring “work related quotes” by Vince Lombardi, who was an American football player, coach, and executive.

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Here are 3 spectacular ways to motivate employees

1. Align employee’s economic interest with organization performance

Okay, so this first strategy is not that easy than it sounds as it takes a lot of doing at top management level than the rest. However, “incentive compensation program” offered to employees at all levels when the company prospers and motivates them to commit more to their organization.

Note – Here, individual’s solid performance must be measured for one to have his or her fair share of financial rewards.

2. Show genuine interest in their (employees) work life balance

Managers must understand that employees appreciate little sensitivity offered by their superiors in a workplace. It is not a suggestion anymore, but an essence of a time when managers need to step in and show little but genuine interest in employees work life relation.

Start by offering flexibility in schedule and be understanding about doctor’s appointments or family commitments and so on. Remember, small gestures make a huge difference.

3. Try to be the career planner for an employee

Even if managers simply exhibit an interest in employee’s career growth, this will do wonders for an employee attitude. He or she will start perceiving his or her manager as a mentor that will apparently enhance employee’s dedication and productivity.

Managers can start by monthly “career growth” meetings, discussing – additional training, and coursework. Eventually, moving forward as a career coach and mentor employees to plan a better career path for them.


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