When a company values its employees and the staff are engaged and motivated, it creates a pretty special working environment that people want to be a part of.
The benefits of a motivated workforce are substantial and include increased productivity, better collaboration with colleagues, a higher quality of service to customers and lower levels of absenteeism and staff turnover.
But if you think that rewarding your employees with financial incentives is the way to keep them happy and motivated, think again. Whilst a bonus or pay increase is always welcome, employees often want to feel valued, appreciated and ultimately want to have more control over the work they do with less interference from management.
“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”
Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
The employee-loving people at officevibe have put together this infographic which explains the idea of intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) motivation as well as three ideas of how you can motivate your employees. And by the way, it doesn’t involve a carrot and a stick. Check out these ideas for greater employee happiness!
This infographic was crafted with love by Officevibe, the employee survey software that shows you how to motivate employees so that they’re more productive.