Managers and executives often face multiple challenges when dealing with employees, but one of the most difficult is maintaining employee motivation. An unmotivated employee can become a churn driver, not only hampering his or her own performance, but also the performance of the other employees. Executives want to ensure that their workforce is inspired, or at the very least, engaged. A fully-engaged workforce means reduced churn and increased organizational productivity and efficiency.
“Companies often invest a great deal to engage with and listen to customers, but often fail to do that with their employees, the people who make or break their business every day,” says Michelle Glover of ROI Communications.
They must utilize technology to generate desired results. If you’ve seen Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in “The Circle,” you’ll remember how the company engaged in community creation and community bonding through a community engagement platform and various events and activities throughout the week. While I know this is a movie example, it proves an important point about motivated collaboration among teams.
Here’s why a collaborated workforce is key when it comes to employee motivation:
#1. Increased Sharing and Collaboration
When your employees check in to work each day, you want them to get down to business and take full advantage of their time there. If they spend time hunting down files, they may get frustrated. Eliminate those challenges by creating a collaborative environment that will ensure a more engaged and productive workforce.
#2. Employee Performance & Productivity Software
Make good use of performance and productivity software to track employee performance, and to gather productive performance review insights. Armed with this, managers can match skills to jobs, redirecting employees to different departments if they feel their business productivity could increase elsewhere.
#3. The Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things has brought about an entirely new level of automation to teams. Making good use of such technology can definitely aid the workplace environment.
#4. Invest in Flexible Workspace Options
According to a recent Global Workplace Analytics study, the number of work-at-home employees has grown by 103% since 2005. As technology advances, remote workers become an increasingly crucial part of the organization. When employees do not have to work after-hours in offices, and have options to choose where they can work from, they usually feel empowered.
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