The moment Bob stepped out of the administration office with a brand on his head saying “new team leader of the production team”, he knew that he had two choices: Either he fires the current employees who were not exactly producing quality work and who have cost the company large quantities of greens in losses and feel bad about it or he gets sacked for retaining them. While reviewing information about the production team in the hopes of finding a good reason for keeping them, Bob was astounded when he discovered that all of them were above average individuals, the best in their fields in fact! So why in the world were these people not doing the work that they were hired to do? Bob got his answer when he read the final report on who the previous team leader was. It was none other than the company’s Mr. Scrooge. Suddenly realization hit him and he saw that the problem was not the production force. Rather, it was the lack of motivation in the workplace.
Are you a team leader, head, manager, or supervisor who has also discovered that there is a dismally low quantity of motivation in the workplace? If you are, then like Bob you realize that what you have at hand is a monster of a problem. The fate of a business or a company is sealed by the competence and efficiency of its work force. In fact, the greatest asset of a business is not technology or equipment. Rather, it is competent, efficient and motivated employees.
Motivation in the workplace has drastic effects on quantitative and qualitative output. If there is abysmally low motivation in the workplace, the products manufactured will not meet the quality demands and will surely have appalling consequences. As a manager or leader, it is your duty to steer the company away from this path by increasing motivation.
Motivation is the spark that lights a burning bush of passion to achieve goals despite obstacles. It’s the upshot that individuals need so that there is inspiration to complete a task. To increase motivation in the workplace i.e. to increase production and quality, well, that needs some serious piece of advice, right? So, what’s a manager or leader to do? Here are a few ideas: