Progressive Training offer a wide range of Business Training Courses to
companies throughout Ireland. These courses cover everything from
Management Training to Sales training and having highly motivated staff is
an important aspect of running a business today.
Staff Motivation is all about having the right people in a well organised process is
useless if those people don’t work hard and expend effort to achieve the goals and
objectives of the work group. It is part of the manager’s role to ensure,
as far as possible, that staff are willing to put in this effort – that they are motivated.
Getting this effort from your staff requires you to:
- Understand how motivation works.
- Be aware of what motivates each member of your staff.
Identify the ways in which you can contribute to their motivation.
Motivation is the extent to which people apply effort to achieve goals so that
their needs can be satisfied. Needs are complex and can be satisfied both inside and
outside the workplace.
Needs also tend to be very individualistic. The glib answer to
the question “Why do you work?” is “I work for the money”, but this is a very crude and
incomplete explanation for why people work.
Money is undeniably an important factor in influencing a person’s motivation.
Not only does it provide the means of satisfying many material needs but
it is also a symbol of achievement and recognition. It is, however, wrong to
overstate the role of money as a motivator, particularly when financial rewards
are not directly related to performance and achievement.
In many situations money does get people to work but does not necessarily
get people to work harder. Motivation has only been seriously studied
during this century. Up to then, it was assumed that threat of starvation and
meagre rewards were sufficient to keep workers motivated.
You can visit Progressive Training website here
We hope this information was of assistance
the TIB Team