Find the Key to Motivated Employees

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Happy and satisfied employees are productive and are therefore an asset to your company. It is true that managers cannot provide all that an employee would ever want as an employee, but keeping them motivated in certain and little ways can also help the company big time. Here are some tips to boost your employees productivity and motivation.

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    Find the Key to Motivated

    Employees

    Special Report From: EasySmallBusinessHR.com

    Imagine what happens when you ask an employee about their grand kids

    or their upcoming fishing trip or their daughters recent wedding. How do they look? Its likely their face relaxes, a smile appears, and their eyes gleam. What youre seeing is joy.

    What happens when you ask that same person about their job? Instead of

    that blissful smile youre more likely to see frown lines etch into their forehead or the muscles in their neck and shoulders visibly tighten. Are

    these motivated employees? Are they productive employees?

    These have not been good times for employees or managers. Whether its rumored layoffs or less money for yearly raises, tough economic

    conditions will take the wind out of the most enthusiastic staff. But it

    doesnt have to be like that.

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    Happy employees are more productive

    Happiness boosts productivity. Lets take a minute to think about kids. Imagine giving your favorite 7-year-old a task. I guarantee their only real

    concern will be whether the project will be tons of fun or a dreadful bore.

    Theyre not concerned about the outcomethey just want to have a good time. And, if they are having fun, theyll complete the task with joy and enthusiasm.

    Now imagine a group of adults given the same task. Theyll start by spending a great deal of time arguing about rules, assigning roles, and

    debating outcomes. In fact, they might spend so much time on the nuts and

    bolts that they may not even produce an actual outcome by projects end. Not exactly the picture of motivated employees, is it?

    Improve employee retention by making happiness a priority

    No matter what you might think, happiness and productivity are not

    mutually exclusive. Does keeping employees happy mean you need to

    show Two and a Half Men reruns on the break room TV? Not necessarily.

    But it does mean that managers should search for ways to bring joyand the productivity that followsback into the workplace. In fact, when joy returns to the workplace you might be surprised to find that youll improve employee retention as well.

    The secret to making employees happy?

    There is no magic wand that makes employees want to get up and skip

    into work each and every morning. However, learning more about what

    frustrates employees the most when on the job is a smart first step. Maybe

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    its the appearance of a double-standard among departments. Perhaps its a supervisors lack of sympathy for extraordinary life circumstances, like when an employee is late because an aging parent suddenly takes ill. On-

    the-job frustrationsespecially ones that have a solutiondo not help build motivated employees.

    Businesses invest so much time into crafting a business plan that details

    the minutiae of everything from marketing to insurance. Yet few take that

    same care and consideration when it comes to a businesss most powerful asset: people power. Dont wait any longer to help that asset live up to its fulland productivepotential. Nurture productive employees and manage employee retention by discovering what saps the joy out of your

    staffs day.

    Remember, happy employees are productive employees.

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