Since launching two years ago, the WooBoard team has grown; and with it has our knowledge and understanding on the importance of recognition and praise. I recently published a post summarizing author Dan Pink’s presentation on what motivates and engages employees in the modern workplace, here’s a deeper analysis:
Motivating employees is about creating a workplace environment where employees are engaged and recognized via communication with leaders. Modern business leaders have shifted their focus to create a happier and more productive workplace in order to retain their businesses.
Employee engagement is one of the best contributing factors to employee motivation and productivity. Nonetheless, some business leaders interpret employee engagement in an inappropriate way, and may cause a critical threat to the business. The following are possible challenges that employers need to overcome in order for effective employee engagement:
The biggest returns are generated by the most dynamic businesses and the most dynamic businesses are built by the most highly motivated – and happiest – staff. These organisations are able to:
- Attract and retain the best staff, while reducing staff turnover;
- Achieve higher levels of job satisfaction and motivation;
- Improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness;
- Deliver the best results on the bottom line.