One of the biggest challenges for a business to remain competitive and viable is to motivate their workforce. People are the greatest resource of a business! Leaders must do a better job of motivating their workforce in order to fully utilize the skills, talents, and creativity of everyone in a way that will increase their personal satisfaction and contribution to the business. Achieving this includes a significant positive impact on morale and retention.

CAPABILITY x MOTIVATION = IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

The following characteristics reflect the motivational factors combined with the right leadership behaviors will help match individual career needs, capabilities, and interests with business needs:

  • Personal Growth
    • A conscious process of developing or advancing oneself, which often results in an internal experience of fulfillment and satisfaction.
  • Achievement of a Significant Task
    • The bringing to a successful end a project or activity that has high value, importance or meaning to the individual and the business.
  • Responsibility with Autonomy
    • Accountable for a task over which we have a large degree of control, freedom, and independence.
  • Acknowledgement for Accomplishment
    • Receiving recognition and appreciation from colleagues, supervision, and/or the company for having brought a project/activity to a successful conclusion, contributing to the wellbeing of the team and to the bottom-line of the business.
  • Alignment of Purpose
    • The experience of having one’s own goals, aims, or intentions shared by – or consistent with those of – the team, leadership, and business.
  • Relationships built on Trust and Respect
    • A sense of belonging, connectedness, or kinship to other individuals or a team that is grounded in mutual regard, consideration, and confidence.
  • Fairness
    • A belief that decisions, and the processes for deciding matters affecting one’s quality of worklife, are just and equitable.
  • Foundational Needs
    • The fundamentals of an employment relationship are satisfied, i.e. compensation, working conditions, and employment security.

 

For questions and further discussion, please contact:
Michael C. Marshall
The KLM Group, LLC
mmarshall@theklmgrp.com
804-314-1088
https://theklmgrp.com/