By Sylvia Melena, M.A. The research conducted by Krüger and Rootman on seven elements of employee motivation concluded that, while financial rewards indeed motivate employees, they have the lowest influence on employee motivation compared to the six other elements studied. Thus, leaders should not focus on rewards alone to keep employees satisfied, motivated,[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. Fostering an environment of workplace justice is essential to promoting employee motivation, health and well-being and for maintaining a thriving organization. The Seven Elements of Employee Motivation In their study of over 400 small businesses, Krüger & Rootman focused on the following seven elements of employee motivation: […]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. Strong leaders are the cornerstone of employee engagement and motivation. Building strong leaders takes a significant investment of time, energy, and commitment, but the rewards are huge and yield tangible results. The Seven Elements of Employee Motivation In the last four posts, we reviewed the research conducted by[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. Great working conditions, including effective workplace lighting, increase employee motivation, productivity, and performance. The Seven Elements of Employee Motivation The research of Krüger & Rootman focused on the following seven elements of employee motivation: Interesting and Meaningful Work Employee Recognition and Feedback Employee Involvement (Empowerment) Working Conditions[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. True empowerment gives employees the freedom and strength to look beyond the status quo and do great things for the organization. It motivates employees to be innovative and to champion organizational excellence. Seven Elements of Employee Motivation The research of Krüger & Rootman focused on the[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. Employee recognition is a powerful tool for engaging employees, promoting great organizational performance, and achieving customer service excellence. It is a vital element that influences employee motivation. Seven Elements of Employee Motivation In the previous post, we reviewed the research conducted by Krüger & Rootman which focused[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. The ability to create an environment that motivates employees is a vital skill for managers and supervisors. Motivation is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Each employee is unique and requires an individualized approach. This uniqueness underscores the need to establish strong supervisor-employee relationships and to get[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. The research is clear. An organization’s work culture impacts performance outcomes. Decades of research demonstrates that organizations that achieve and sustain performance excellence have the following characteristics ingrained into their work cultures: Vision – They have leaders who effectively articulate the organization’s vision and mission. They[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. My definition of an engaged employee is “an employee who takes ownership of the success of the organization and demonstrates initiative to positively transform the workplace.” This definition asserts that an engaged employee is fully vested in the success of his or her organization and actively participates in making[…]
By Sylvia Melena, M.A. Think back to your high school days and consider the various cliques of kids that roamed the halls. You may recall the jocks, the nerds, the goths and the many other labels that you placed on others or that others placed on you. Unfortunately, not much has changed since[…]
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