Having motivated employees, employees who want to show up to work every day prepared to do their job to the very best of their abilities, is a primary goal of every manager and every organization. Unfortunately, this working situation is not always the case, and we are often left to deal with employees who perform mediocre work, don’t meet expectations, and seem to lack the ideal level of commitment to the organization.

There are many benefits to having highly motivated employees. Truly motivated employees are typically more loyal to their organization, possess higher levels of morale, and have improved overall relations and interactions with coworkers, vendors, clients and customers.

Additionally, organizations with highly motivated employees have lower turnover rates, lower levels of absenteeism, higher production rates, produce a higher quality of work, and contribute to the building and maintenance of a strong business reputation.

As a manager, ensuring the job satisfaction of your employees should always be one of the essential functions of your job. Now that you know some of the benefits of having highly motivated versus unmotivated employees, how do you get your employees engaged and excited to do their job?

Follow us this month as we discuss a variety of factors pertaining to motivation, including: Management Commitment (what you as a manager should be doing to keep your employees motivated and engaged), Dealing with “Unmotivatables” (learn what makes your “stuck” employees tick and determine what encourages them to do a good job), and Proven Motivational Techniques (learn ways to keep your employees motivated and empowered).