Are your employees happy with their job? Does your company have a high level of employee motivation? Employee motivation is the drive that an individual brings to his/her job, oftentimes is seen through his/her commitment, enthusiasm and worksite productivity. While low motivation can lead to workload management and anxiety at work. Motivation consists of internal and external factors.
- Internal motivation is when one does things for a sense of personal satisfaction.
- External motivation is when you get a reward, such as money, public recognition, promotions, etc.
These two factors work together to determine a person's overall level of employee motivation.
A company that has a high level of motivation of employees will see a more efficient workforce, where employees are more involved and because it will produce better work, think of more creative solutions, and overall, be more satisfied with their jobs.
Sometimes, problems with employee motivation are easy to see – employees are slacking off and not utilizing their time properly. However, this is not always the case. They may be overworked or overstressed. Their motivation is low because they just cannot seem to keep up with the work that they have.
Some signs that your employees need better workload management include:
- Consistently looks tired
- There are no signs of significant progress on work within a reasonable period
- Frustrated with new tasks
- Increased paperwork around them that does not get done
Do note though, that there is a difference between working very hard but still not being able to complete the assigned work and procrastinating and simply wasting time. If these and additional signs are seen on a continuous basis, it may be time to get connected and address this because it may not as simple as an issue of time management.