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Employee Motivation Mastery Techniques for Success

The Business Mechanic Podcast with Vaughn Sigmon

Release Date: 04/30/2023

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As a leader, you know that a motivated and engaged team is crucial for your organization's success.

But have you ever wondered why some employees remain unmotivated despite your best efforts? It's because motivation is an inside job - you can't force it from the outside.

In this podcast, we'll delve into the reasons why managers often try to motivate people through external incentives, rewards, and praise - and why it doesn't always work.

We'll explore what leaders can do to create an environment that fosters intrinsic motivation and how to empower employees to motivate themselves. Join us and learn how to overcome the challenge of employee motivation!

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"You can't motivate someone else — motivation is an inside job" is a widely accepted leadership axiom. So why do managers keep trying to motivate people from the outside in? Why do they attempt to manipulate behavior by incentivizing goals with tangible and intangible rewards? Why do they praise, hand out tokens and award badges to drive good behavior, hoping to perpetuate it? 

As a leader, you understand that having a motivated and engaged team is critical for your organization's success. You may have tried every trick in the book to motivate your employees, from offering incentives to giving inspirational speeches. 

But, despite your best efforts, you may have found that some of your employees remain unmotivated. In this podcast, we will explore why you can't motivate employees and what a leader can do to overcome this challenge.

 

WHY CAN'T YOU MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES?

The reason why you can't motivate employees is simple – motivation comes from within. While you can create an environment that fosters motivation, it's ultimately up to the individual employee to feel motivated. Employees have their unique drivers, values, and goals, which impact their motivation levels. 

Moreover, many employees may feel demotivated due to factors beyond their own control, such as workplace culture, leadership style, and lack of opportunities for growth and development. In such cases, external motivators like incentives in the form of contests, bonuses, etc may provide temporary relief, but they won't address the underlying issue.

You can impact motivation with your leadership and communication style. However, if you have drained the emotional bank account, it is almost impossible to refill it. 

So please be aware of your words, actions, and fairness and, most of all, catch them doing it right more than catching their mistakes and make that a steady diet and your ability to influence your team to be more inspired and driven will flourish. 

HOW DOES A LEADER OVERCOME THIS CHALLENGE?

As a leader, it's essential to recognize that you cannot motivate your employees. Instead, you can create an environment that fosters motivation, growth, and development. Here are some strategies that can help you overcome the challenge of motivating employees:

It’s time for all of us to be the drivers of our own motivation and have it fuel our ambitions. Don’t let yourself be held back by a lack of understanding about what inspires you as an employee. Mastering employee motivation includes creating an environment that fosters greater self-awareness--for both you and your team members--so you can take control of your productivity and success.

 Learning techniques such as task customization, continuous feedback, recognition, and rewards will help ensure everyone is engaged with their job duties and motivated to excel.

Please take advantage of the free DISC Assessment then share and like this podcast so we can spread awareness of how important it is to stay actively energized at work. Remember that when your workers are engaged, they bring forward greater potential – potential to grow together, both in tasks done well and profits earned!

 

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