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Top Seven Motivators for Employees

Updated on January 6, 2015

Motivation in the Workplace

In reading the literature on Employee Motivation, I find the following seven elements stand out in that they seem vital and necessary to simulating employees to produce up to capacity, to stay with a company, and to be satisfied with their jobs.

The success of managers and supervisors in learning to use good motivation strategies for employees may key on these seven items. Work places likely need the following elements:

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1) Workplace Atmosphere - In order to perform their best, employees need to work in an environment that is safe, clean, productive, and consistently friendly, fair, and free from abuse. Workers want to feel that there is a general sense of inclusiveness toward all current staff, applicants, new hires, and all management levels, according to EEO standards. Workers want to be able to trust the leadership of the company and one another.

2) Employee Needs - Employees have multiple needs, per individual, family, and cultural background. These needs depend on workers' current and desired economic, political, and social status; career aspirations; the need to balance career, family, education, community, religion, hobbies, etc.; and a feeling of satisfaction with their current employment status.*

*The Need to Lead - Managers, supervisors, and executives need to teach, coach, and develop other people more than other employees need to do so. They expect to influence company goals and strategies for achieving the company Mission Statement. However, these leaders must learn to assess and manage employees' needs and motivators as well as their own for success.

3) Equity - Employees want to be treated and paid equitably for well-defined, clear responsibilities, regardless of the demographics (age, race, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and others). If they increase their work efforts and perform better, employees expect to be paid more than coworkers who produce at or below average. There is little other reason to work harder, unless incentive awards are in place.

4) Job Responsibilities - If the worker feels competent in performing in more challenging capacities and has related skills and competencies, then the employee may feel led to ask for more responsibilities and the expected rewarded of additional pay and benefits.

5) Effort - Even though employees may exert higher levels of effort on the job, based on a their perceived rewards fro doing so, this may be short-term if the task does not provide challenge and job satisfaction.

6) Employee Development - Employees want to work in environments that provide a challenge, offer new learning opportunities, significantly contribute to company success, and offer opportunities for advancement and personal development along their interest lines.

7) Feedback - Employees want to have open feedback on time from their supervisors. It should be ongoing during the fiscal year and not limited to formal performance reviews. It can be less formal and even take the form of a compliment. Useful feedback (positive or negative) should come from either/both the supervisor or the employee, without retaliation form the other.

American Success

American businesses may be wise to keep their best employees long-term in order to gain the most form their knowledge, insights and skills in order to become leaders int their industries with top flight brands, products, and services. To accomplish this, management and HR staff must assess employee needs and specific motivators of an employee population, as well as of individuals, and learn to use this information to build a better workplace and workforce, worker by worker, and team by team.

Successful employee motivation programs can include specially designed pay, benefits, and job structures; incentive programs, ongoing professional development, and employee autonomy.

Management and Company Administrations can seek out professional development services in the community to help them learn to apply employee motivation principles in a successful manner that will increase sales and profits while reducing loss and turnover.

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    • flread45 profile image

      Frank 

      10 years ago from Montana

      You are creating a lot of hubs ,keep it up

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I think you are correct, topstuff. Thanks for your contribution.

    • topstuff profile image

      topstuff 

      10 years ago

      The motivators all seem to be a part of ones duties and rights.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      You have enough WORK as a wife and mom at home! The most important work globally is the shaping of the human infant from before birth through the first five years of life. The first 3 months after birth are especially vital, because that is where you prevent many mental and health disroders, especially physical brain problems. You are employed by the Hunam Race and the Universe and doing well! I recommend high honors and a promotion.

      Patty I.

    • sminut13 profile image

      sminut13 

      10 years ago from singapore

      well, i have never worked as an employee or even worked out there in the world but i would definitely agree with the motivators. thanks

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