Importance of Motivation in the Workplace

Motivation at work will uplift you throughout the day.

Motivation at work will uplift you throughout the day.

When it comes to work, keeping your head in the game may not always come easy, especially if you have a ton of responsibilities. However, when you are motivated to propel yourself forward, you will accomplish your goals. Without motivation, there is no action. Being inspired at work can only impact your workplace in a good way. As the Management Study Guide says, "The more motivated an employee, the more motivated the team."

Employee Support

Your boss can't simply sit back and expect you to step it up. In fact, when management actively participates, employees feel supported and more motivated to contribute to the workplace. A positive work environment encourages employees to do good by the company that has invested in them. Happy, motivated employees will boost their workplace through working hard, building a good image and staying for the long haul.

Organizational Goals

Your work goals may revolve around you and not the company's goals. With that said, every employer benefits from having a motivated employee, even if the motivation is personal. For example, if a teacher wants to be known as the first teacher to show a full kindergarten class how to subtract and succeeds, both the children and the school benefit from her personal goal in the classroom. Her private professional goal would lead to a win-win situation for her and the workplace.

Employee Satisfaction

Keeping an employee satisfied should be an employer's top motivation. Building a caring relationship between employee and employer is important. If a company has incentives for hard-working employees, they will be more inspired to perform better. Examples of incentives are monetary and non-monetary promotions, bonuses and recognition. Also, the reverse can be just as helpful. Employees who don't put in effort may experience demotion and exclusion from special events.

Performance Improvement

When employees seem to lack motivation, they need a boost of energy. Setting short-term and long-term goals, using positive reinforcement and treating people fairly are some ways to motivate employees to improve their work performances. The use of positive motivation in the workplace can show employees that they are needed and respected.

 

About the Author

Cooper Veeris holds a bachelor's degree in English from Fordham University and lives in New York City. In addition to contributing regularly to various websites as a writer, she has experience teaching different populations and age groups including early childhood, junior high and high school students, and adults living with mental illnesses.

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