Motivating Employees for Long Term Success
Every contact a manager has with each and every employee is an opportunity to motivate — or de-motivate. Also, every action and communication that takes place in the organisation has an impact on the people in it. How will they respond? Will everyone respond in a similar manner? How can we gain enthusiasm and energy for our business initiatives? How can we maximise the amount of energy each employee will devote to the benefit of the company and his or her success in the job?
The Predictive Index® provides very specific insights into how people are motivated, the type of work which most invigorates them, and other factors contributing to motivation.
In a recent blog in the Sydney Morning Herald, Richard Branson shares his top 3 Leadership Tips – all revolve around understanding what motivates your staff.
“Assemble a great management team that has a vision, passion and a real sense of ownership,” he says. “Look for leaders who listen – both to employees and customers,”
“A successful business isn’t the product or service, its supply chain or its corporate culture: it is a group of people bound together by a common purpose and vision,” he says. “The best-designed business plan will come to nothing if it is not carried out by an enthusiastic and passionate staff.”
“Fostering employee development through praise and recognition starts at the top,”