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Motivated employees are productive employees, and it does not take a significant effort for managers to create a productive workplace atmosphere. Managers who understand the subtle approaches that create happy employees find their departmental productivity skyrocketing. Remember that it takes much more than just money to keep employees happy and productive.
Respecting your employees means listening when they are speaking to you, helping them when they ask you to and being available when they have a question. It is not difficult to show employees respect, but the end result can be a very happy staff.
Employees find it easier to achieve success in the office when they have clearly defined goals to achieve. The goals you set for employees should include daily and weekly goals, along with long-term objectives to help develop staff members’ careers. Review employee goals with each staff member individually on a regular basis to make sure the employees are on the right path.
One of the quickest ways to de-motivate your entire staff is to lie to them. When a manager is honest with his employees, the employees develop confidence in the manager. It helps the staff to feel that the manager is on their side and that he is looking out for their best interests.
Getting employees to perform at peak levels involves developing good managerial habits. Money can be a motivator in the short term, but if you are looking for long-term ways to motivate your staff, then you need to employ methods that create a productive and satisfying work environment.