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How to Foster Employee Motivation

Author: Deborah S. Hildebrand

Motivation is what drives behavior. It is the force behind an individual's decision to act, or not to act. The elements that make up motivation are generally complex and unique to each person. Ultimately, they may change over time.

Companies with highly engaged employees generally demonstrate a higher revenue growth when compared to their industry peers. Additionally, shifting an individual employee from low engagement to high engagement can improve employee performance by up to 20 percent and significantly reduce recruitment costs.

While understanding what inspires employees to remain interested in their work, invested in their employer, and performing at a high level within an organization often varies depending on whom is asked, these steps should assist employers in fostering employee motivation in their organization.