It's impossible to motivate your people if you don't know what drives them. You can use surveys such as the Gallup Q2 survey to measure employee engagement quarterly and see where you need to improve. A motivated employee is more engaged and an engaged employee is more productive. The workplace indicates that 34 percent of workers are engaged (the highest level in the survey), 13 percent are “actively disconnected” (a new low, in a good way), and that engagement is a key factor for positive business results.
Ready to participate? Explore our 5 proven employee motivation strategies. One of the most important factors that contribute to employee motivation is how often their hard work is recognized. After all, if an employee achieves exceptional results but their hard work isn't recognized, why would they remain a high-performing employee? It's not just important to recognize great work. How you recognize your team's contributions has a significant impact.
Employee recognition should not simply consist of an annual bonus at the end of the year, but should be awarded significantly and frequently.