Wednesday 21 January,2015 was the UK's first official Employee Motivation Day.
A nationwide study, approved by the Argos has unveiled the reason for the huge dropout of unmotivated employees at work.
To help the nation's human resource feel more inspired in their jobs, Argos for Business has launched National Employee Motivation Day - a day to boost morale and increase productivity. The day also aims to support and motivate employers and businesses to fully understand the power of appreciation by means of rewarding and incentivising those who perform well and act as an asset for the firm.
Employee Motivation Day aims to acknowledge the outstanding work carried out by employees each day and recognise the efforts of the employees who have worked beyond the obvious to make the company reach great heights.
As a leading expert in providing incentive and motivation solutions, Argos for Business has made it a mission to get Britain's workforce inspired and motivated throughout the working year.
Argos for Business will be revealing the top tips from Adrian Webster, one of the UK's leading motivational business speakers, and portraying the exquisite giveaways and opportunities to win awards by the dedicated National Employee Motivation Day Facebook and Twitter pages.
On 21st January, Argos for Business will be revealing the results of the most Motivated Britain research . Also, they will undertake an interesting activity for the British workforce to offer the opportunity to nominate their bosses or managers for their unparalleled motivational techniques.
Following these easy to implement ideas will go a long way in helping bosses keep their workforce motivated and leaving them with a positive lasting impression.”
Here are their 8 tips:
1. Ensure employees feel valued
Argos for Businesses’ research revealed that feeling valued is the most important aspect of a job for 43 per cent of workers. Thanking employees for a job well done is always welcome, but in a smaller team, more personal touches can go a long way. Acknowledging those who go the extra mile by implementing regular reward systems, such as ‘employee of the month’ is simple, but hugely effective.
2. Focus on solutions, not problems
If a problem arises, focusing on the solutions available can prove highly productive, rather than dwelling on whatever it is that went wrong. Evaluate any issues and put a clear strategy in place to prevent a recurrence. This gives staff the confidence they need to tackle the issue assertively.
3. Be honest and open
In a small team, being honest about any upcoming business challenges or decisions creates a real sense of inclusion, while valuing the opinion of the whole team builds trust. HR consultant Thomas Giles calls this ‘sharing the dream’, and he rightly points out that staff members are bound to put in more effort and feel more job satisfaction when they can share in the company’s success.
4. Be actively involved
Staff members appreciate a ‘visible boss’, who has a daily presence in working life. Being approachable and available to discuss any issues that may arise will give staff a real sense of belonging to a team.
5. Lead by example
Staff, particularly junior members, will be looking to learn from the way those in managerial roles conduct themselves in the workplace. This provides an opportunity to teach subtle lessons by ensuring best practice is visible in the office on a day-to-day basis.