What drives you to do your job well? I’m not talking financial reasons or climbing the job ladder, but what genuinely excites you about work?
As a HR professional, you need to be able to understand where your motivations exist in order to encourage those around you. Persuade managers to initiate conversations with their staff to discover what motivates individuals. Recognizing what motivates your employees will allow work to be delegated properly. Guide managers in designing work that incorporates theses motivations to prevent boring, mundane jobs. Creating a motivational and stimulating environment directly affects the overall image your business portrays.
Some tips for promoting happiness and motivation:
-Set a good example. Your attitude and work ethic is contagious. Be a good listener and involve your teams members.
-Share company success with the employees. Remind them of their value in the business and acknowledge their accomplishments.
-Encourage workers to voice complaints. Fostering unhappiness is a toxic occurrence. Make sure there are resources available, and promoted to be used to contribute criticism of management or their company’s culture.
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