According to Gallup statistics, only 30 percent of American workers feel satisfied, content and engaged at their workplaces. This comes as no surprise since money isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to how engaged an employee is in a work setting. Money is a great motivator; however, most workers are willing to walk away from a well-paying job due to several needs that aren’t being met by their immediate supervisor. In this post, we’ll take a look at these, as well as offer solutions to remedy them.
Respect is at the heart of any human relationship, whether work or personal. Employees want to be treated like they matter in order to be productive and motivated. This can include things like giving them permission to go on an unexpected leave, or simply making sure that a certain troublemaker in the company is either fired or transferred.
In this day and age, it’s unrealistic for employees to expect to have work security lasting decades. That being said, employees would rest better knowing that their jobs are secure and that they won’t be let go of at a moment’s notice. A couple of ways of instilling security is making sure contract terms are clear as well as ample (a 3 to 5 year contract is ideal) and that contract terms are employee-friendly.
Organizational success usually starts with good management. Part of good management has to do with ensuring that everyone is on their lane and that they know what they’re supposed to do. Having clear roles will give an employee a sense of purpose as well as an opportunity to perfect their role, bringing out the best in them. Avoid giving out tasks that are meant for someone and you’ll be on your way to boosting employee loyalty.
Where it’s Due Nobody likes being told off, especially in a work setting. In addition, it’s a well-known fact that positive reinforcement yields better and long-term results. Because of this, it’s important to lavish praise and encouragement on your employees if they accomplish tasks and outperform themselves. Constant encouragement makes workers more likely to adhere to the company’s goals and ideals.
5.Trust is Key
A lot of times, bosses and entrepreneurs got to where they are today due to them being able to single-mindedly achieve their goals. Given the fact that no man is an island, one-man-show soon evolves into a fully-fledged company with workers in tow. In such circumstances, you have to be able to relinquish control and trust your employees with tasks. This kind of autonomy will go a long way in helping them grow professionally which in turn push the company forward.
Money can be a great motivator; however, it’s not the only one when it comes to employees. When workers feel appreciated and understood, they put their best foot forward, taking the company to new heights of success. This and listening to their needs can be the difference between having a high worker turnover or loyal employees for years and years.