Leadership Tip

How to increase team motivation

Teams are the way that most companies get important work done. When you combine the energy, knowledge, and skills of a motivated group of people, then you and your team can accomplish anything you set your minds to. Here are five ways to increase motivation that can have a positive impact on the workforce.

  1. Clarify team purpose. Today's workforce is looking for meaning or purpose in their work. Maintaining a clear and united purpose throughout your organisation helps build community and provides an essential need to employees. 55% of respondents said their motivation levels would increase if they were doing meaningful work.
     
  2. Identify intrinsic versus extrinsic motivators. People who prefer intrinsic benefits are motivated by their personal interests or desire to learn. Where as those who prefer extrinsic beneifts are motivated by recognition and reward.
     
  3. Implement personal incentives. Individual preferences for rewards and recognition can vary greatly. Whether an employee thrives off of teamwork, helping others or through individual goals can have a major impact on motivation and performance.
     
  4. Captivate their interests. Invidual interests energise employees by engaging their natural passions. Whether through core tasks, passion projects, or special opportunities, employees who have the opportunities to work on their personal interestes are moe engaged.
     
  5. Share information to build trust and transparency. Whether your team has access to important information or understands the factors driving decisions can make a difference between a motivated or unmotivated employee.

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