There are many different ways to motivate employees. Unfortunately, there are some organizations that attempt to motivate their employees mainly through fear.
The utilization of fear is a short-sighted strategy for attaining higher levels of motivation. Even if the strategy is effective, it also leads to higher rates of employee burnout, and ultimately, higher rates of turnover. And neither of those are conducive to more productivity.
The best way to motivate employees is to inspire them. Ideally, your organization's managers should lead their employees by inspiring them to achieve continually higher levels of production. However, that leads to a question: HOW can your managers inspire the company's employees?
There are many ways in which to inspire others, including casting a compelling vision for the direction of the organization. The ultimate goal is to build trust with employees, because when you're able to build genuine trust, you're better able to inspire and motivate those employees.
And that this leads us to the crux of our blog post: transparency is a key component in the motivation of an organization's employees.
This realization produces yet another question: about which things should managers be transparent when it comes to leading and motivating their teams?
#1 - The company's values
Actually, prospective employees should know about these values before they even become employees. This would be during the hiring process. After all, if you're going to practice transparency as an organization, then you should start early.
#2 - The company's vision
Your values, of course, feed your vision, and employees want to know what they're working for. (Besides a paycheck, that is). This is where you can really start to inspire and motivate employees, thereby engaging them more effectively and increasing your rates of retention.
#3 - The company's direction
This speaks to the way in which your organization plans to achieve its vision. How will it attempt to do so? What role will your employees play in terms of the direction of the organization? If they don't know what their role is, then how can they be excited about it?
#4 - The company's strategy
This denotes the way in which the organization will head in the direction it needs in order to carry out its vision. Once again, employees are more concerned about their role in the strategy than anything else. The more information that you can share with them, the better they will feel about their employment situation.
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