Every manager will get to the point where he or she asks themselves the question: “How can I get more out of my people? How can I get the spark back in my employees?” The first point many think about when it comes to motivation is money. Well, Let’s review that for a second. Think about a great and successful event in the office when all employees were engaged, i.e volunteering together for a day, or any event organized to bring everybody together. Not only did your workforce get excited about this employee event, but the regular work got completed as well and with less time and better output.
When you think about those employee events, most of the time, the employees have a lot of autonomy to organize the event, people who are good at something, jump in and the vibe is started. It really doesn’t matter what the cause is, as long as the cause is communicated clearly.
So if you could translate this event to the day-to-day work, you will get back this spark, right? Right!
M.I.T. did research on what motivates people on the work floor and it shows that the three factors: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose are important when it comes to Employee Engagement and their motivation. In this engaging video they explain the research and the results.