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Employee Motivation

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Employee Motivation Employee motivation is a key factor within a successful organization or business. The quality of work that people express is often a result of the motivation they possess. Companies have a variety of ways to motivate their employees, as well as to keep them satisfied. Businesses set substantial amounts of goals, and when employees reach those goals, they should be recognized within the company. To know that someone appreciates your exertion is a great feeling. Happiness in the workplace is very important if a Manager would like to retain their workers. When an employee is discontented, it becomes the Managers responsibility to make the appropriate changes. Motivating employees can be disguised in many different situations. Getting to know your employees on a more personal level can help to keep them happy. An article from Expert Magazine, titled, The Real Reason Employees work; has even gone as far as suggesting to, "pay for the tutoring of an employee's child for the month." A depressed employee calls for the help of a caring Manager. Some employees consistently remain motivated, just by knowing that their well being is important to the people above them. ...read more.

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Rewards are a great way to show your appreciation, but at the same time, it is nice to reward an employee with something that they will enjoy. Designing rewards based on an individual's personal preference appears to be more thoughtful. To really understand what is important to each employee, it's essential to get to know each employee well and find out what they think are important rewards. On a less personal level, some offices might reward their employees in other ways. Variable pay programs such as piece-rate plans, wage incentives, profit sharing, Bonuses, and gain sharing are all forms of rewards. It is a company's decision to choose which rewards would suit their employees the best. The Document Company, Xerox has their own ways of motivating their employees. This list includes, Profit sharing, bonuses, which are given at the end of the year if the company does well, Stock Options, and 401K benefits. An employee at Xerox stated, that employees are given annual performance assessments, and this can help to determine their eligibility at the year's end in terms of a bonus. ...read more.

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In this case, an employee that was obviously an asset to the company was disappointed and her feelings were not taken into consideration. When she was finally offered more money, to remain an employee, it had been too late as she had already found what she was looking for elsewhere. This example displays the importance of knowing what an employee needs, and fulfilling those needs before it becomes too late. Money is not the only thing that can make a person happy in actuality there are many things before money that assist in ones happiness. "While money is important to employees, what tends to motivate them to perform at high levels is the thoughtful, personal kind of recognition that signifies true appreciation for a job well done."-Expert Magazine Today, Employers will gain more respect from their employees if they treat them fairly and give them credit where credit is earned. The examples that I have uncovered conclude the need for employee motivation. A Manager must reveal the importance of their employee's presence within the company. If an employee is praised they will feel as though they are valued within the company. People have a need to belong, if they feel, as though they are part of your business, they will work to fulfill that position. ...read more.

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