Certain factors exist in organizations that determine the level of motivation a workforce has. The good news for managers is that they can influence these in a positive way. This usually begins and ends with the style of leadership.
The first question that needs a definite answer is: “Is your organization a great place to work in?” The answer will depend on the management and the way people treat each other within all levels of a company.
If managers treat their subordinates disrespectfully, they will also do the same for those below them. This will create a cycle of disrespect across the organization, which will hurt morale and performance. It may also cause talented employees to leave for a competitor.
Culture is important for the survival and growth of any organization. Set core values and adhere to them to attract talent and increase the possibility of retaining them for a long time.
The managers you place in various departments determine how your workforce will feel about your organization and how motivated they will be to perform. The leaders will influence the psychological climate of your office, which will either have a positive or negative impact.
The ideal management style depends on the objectives of your company, the workforce, and certain external factors. For some organizations, there is a clear-cut authoritative voice that dictates the actions and direction of a company. For others, a collaborative management that values the skills and knowledge of its workforce works better.
Nature of Work
Some types of jobs are inherently motivational, requiring the workforce to stimulate their creative juices and maintain high energy levels. But, many aspects of certain jobs require standardization and routines to do the tasks efficiently and cost-effectively. Managers must find ways to make things more structured to match the nature of the employee they hire.
The leaders you assign in different areas of your business may mean the difference between keeping talent or pushing them to leave for your competitors.
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