Top ways to increase positivity and motivation in the workplace

Thursday, 01 December 2011 12:26

Top ways to increase positivity and motivation in the workplace

Top ways to increase positivity and motivation in the workplace

Increasing staff morale can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job for an employer, as it is sometimes difficult to maintain motivation among workers. However, there are a number of ways to improve positivity, whether you offer bonuses or long service awards.

Something that is likely to make members of staff disgruntled with their boss is feeling that their hard work is not being fully recognised. Offering your employees prizes for their efforts will show them that you appreciate all that they bring to the company.

Therefore, having award initiatives is likely to be an effective way to boost morale among the workforce, as the positivity will not only impact on the worker you are praising, but also on their colleagues, who are sure to be happy for their fellow staff member.

These awards also provide incentives to employees to continue working hard so that they may have something to show for their efforts in the future.

If you are looking for a long-term solution, you might want to consider offering online rewards. This will enable you to tally points every time that a member of staff is successful in a task or exceeds expectations, and their prize will come in the form of vouchers, CDs, days out, activities and electrical goods.

Having an ongoing system means that you can maintain positivity and motivation over time. Therefore, their enthusiasm won't wane a while after their colleague has received a long service prize, and it is a good way to make sure they are constantly working hard to gain points, as this will improve their chances of receiving a reward in the long run.

It is effective employing a consistent solution, as this will encourage new workers to try hard to gain points as quickly as possible, while those who have been there for a considerable amount of time may want to receive something back for their experience and achievements.

This is just one of the incentive schemes you could use in the workplace, with others including employee benefits and discounts in certain stores.

If you are looking for something to give members of staff to show them your gratitude, you could make use of gift vouchers. These will enable them to purchase something special for themselves and make them feel like their hard work has been worth it.

Alternatively, long-term solutions range from a Christmas saving scheme – designed to help reduce the financial burden of the festive period – and a salary deduction initiative, so they can receive discounts at many high-street stores.



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