JOB MOTIVATION EVALUATION
Leaders understand that whenever you must accomplish your goals through others, their motivation is your greatest limiting factor.
The Growth Continuum submits, however, that most organizations do not manage their people in ways that bring out the best in them. The simple answer as to why motivation is allowed to be a problem is that the standard approaches to managing others are oriented to compliance, not inspiration. They have worked adequately for so long that most people never give those traditional methods much thought or consider all the alternatives. Yet the vast majority of leaders and managers agree that the people they supervise could be doing much better than they are.
Managing motivation within an organization is no easy task because motivation is an internal condition or attitude that is hard to gauge. Individuals may appear to be outwardly motivated but are actually inwardly complacent to the point of paralysis. By the same token, some will appear completely inept and ineffective while having all the right attitudes and motivations within. Learning to diagnose and assess motivation in organizational members can be key to reaching peak productivity.
No matter the size of your organization, having a team of motivated, hard-working employees is crucial to success. When individuals lose their motivation, job performance suffers — employees become less productive, less creative, less of an asset to the company.
Motivating employees begins with recognizing that to do their best work, people must be in an environment that meets their basic emotional drives to acquire, bond, comprehend, and defend.
The management of people at work is an integral part of the management process. A well-managed organization usually sees an average worker as the root source of quality and productivity gains. An effective organization will make sure that there is a spirit of cooperation and sense of commitment and satisfaction within the sphere of its influence.
Managers need to motivate employees, but businesses also need to motivate their managers. Success is dependent on motivated managers to set the tone and pace for the operation, and they must develop skills to stay engaged, interested and forward-looking.