Being in charge of motivating an entire team of individuals is no small task. As a manager, you know that motivation does not just happen. It is an active process. One that managers need to allow some time for on a continuing basis. Here are five important principles for the manager dedicated to actively motivating people.
There are many ways to measure the impact L&D has on an organisation. From engagement rates to customer satisfaction to productivity levels. But what happens when those levels turn out to be less than expected? For L&D professionals who are always looking to defend the benefits learning brings to an organisation, knowing the barriers to effective learning is essential. Let’s look at the top 7 reasons your learners might not be reaching their full potential.
A picture of how motivation works – why people take the attitude they do to work, job and employer – can draw on a plethora of theories including how to get employees engaged in developing their skills. There are a number of key influences on creating positive feelings towards their own training and therefore motivating individuals to work towards completing it. Here are 6 key influencers to employee motivation.
Is there something you feel you deserve at work but don’t know how to ask for? Perhaps it’s a raise you feel you are due or a promotion to a more senior position or perhaps it’s simply to have your ideas heard. Regardless, achieving what you want in the workplace comes down to a few factors but one of the most important is your own self-advocacy.
As a manager, you know that when your staff is motivated, workplace morale and productivity increases, both of which are great for business. But, when it comes to motivating a team of employees, knowing where to begin can prove difficult for many managers. We have you covered with 5 practical steps that you can take to enhance motivation within your staff members. (more..)
As a manager, getting your team on the same level of motivation as you can be difficult. Luckily there are many tips and tricks out there to help you. But we’re not going to talk about those today. In fact, for every great motivational tip, there are two you should not follow. Let’s debunk at 4 Motivation Myths. (more..)
When you hear the word ‘motivators’ what comes to mind? Many people may answer ‘money’, ‘success’ or ‘happiness’. While these are great reasons for self-determination, as a manager there are other ways to motivate your staff. Relatedness, Autonomy, and Competence are part of an alternate model for motivation for managers to use to engage and inspire staff in the workplace. (more..)
Coaching has become increasingly popular over the last few years with many people becoming interested in developing their skills to coach others. Enabling individuals to decide what they want to do, to be and to have, assisting them to set goals and developing the mindset and behaviours to reach these goals is very rewarding. (more..)
There’s no disputing the fact that motivation matters. Motivation is hugely important, both on a personal level and within the workplace. It’s an essential tool for success. And of course there’s no denying the correlation between motivation and productivity. (more..)
New research suggests that the majority of UK employees (63%) would switch employers if only they got more training opportunities.* That is a staggering number. Combine this with the fact that the average UK employee has gone two years without training and over 10% more than four years, this is revealing a big problem in the job market.
Employees realise (and experience) the impact of insufficient training themselves. Over 40% say they’re less productive due to the lack of training and over a quarter are worried this is impacting their career progression.