Employee motivation techniques
Understanding what motivates your employees will give you added insight as to how to interact with your team when creating action plans.
Ongoing recognition creates a positive working environment and increases productivity. Basic gestures that may be used as employee motivation techniques could include:
- Thank you notes
- Public recognition
- Positive reinforcement
- Movie tickets, taking them to lunch, or other small rewards
- A requested shift or day off
- Assigning more responsibility
- Training on tasks not previously performed
Although these motivational gestures are small, they are effective.
When giving recognition, remember to be specific, build trust, reward quickly, show sincere appreciation, and thank the employee for their work.
Ultimately, your team feeds off of your mood each day. If you are excited about the company and the business, they likely will be too.