Motivating people to achieve

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A common myth is that in order to get results we need to motivate our employees. For Managers and Leaders it is an ongoing concern and most leaders are spending a major chunk of their time trying to motivate their team to achieve the goals set out for them. HR is constantly involved in developing tools and schemes to provide support to leaders in their quest for motivating their employees.

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Overworked & Overwhelmed

overworkedIn the corporate world of today with its pressures of constantly having to perform and deliver, we are all normally overworked and weighed down with the constant struggle of trying to stay on top of things. We tend to assign priorities to various tasks or things to be done trying our level best to deal with all pressures in an effective manner.

What does that result in ? We rarely have time for ourselves our personal relationships, social associations and the ability to involve ourselves and spend time with our kids. Taken together all this results in a perfect formula leading to feelings of overwhelm and unrest both at our workplace and in our lives, in general.

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SELF–ESTEEM : ITS IMPACT ON LIFE

self esteemSelf-esteem is often described as having confidence in our ability to think and cope with the daily challenges of life. It is also linked to being self assured and confident in ones abilities and having a belief in the fact that you can be successful in whatever you undertake to do.

When a person has a high level of self-esteem, they will trust their actions and their judgment and by doing so they will be in a better position to make good decisions and create a better life for themselves.

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COMPANY CULTURE : the hottest topic in the business world

company-cultureLatest research by Deloitte shows us that some of the biggest challenges facing leaders in the business world of today are related to company culture, employee engagement and retention. Not only that, over 50% of business leaders rated these matters as urgent to focus on.

What are the reasons behind these challenges? The answer is directly linked to the “ECONOMY” when the economy picks up the bargaining power of employees also rises. Not only that we need to thanks the social websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor as well. There is so much public information available related to a company’s employment brand on the internet.

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Importance of first impressions

first-impression-3They say that it takes maybe only three seconds, for you to evaluate another person when you meet for the first time. During this short span of time, you form your opinion about the other based on many things which you are subconsciously evaluating, which may include – overall appearance, dressing, body language, behaviour, mannerisms, etc.

Sometimes it can be extremely difficult or in fact nearly impossible to reverse or undo these first impressions therefore making these first meetings extremely important, for it is this interaction which may set the tone for the relationship that follows in the future.

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Building Positive Relationships

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Do you want career success ? Building positive relationships is key to achieving it. The relationships you build at work can have a direct impact on your level of job satisfaction, your ability to grow in your job and also for gaining recognition for the work you are doing. The relationships you build help to build a closer bond with the people you are spending a major chunk of your day with.
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Use a Stick or a Carrot ?

carrotMotivating people to do their best work, is the greatest challenge being faced by Managers & executives in today’s corporate world. In fact it is a centuries-old problem which has been been addressed as far back as Aristotle’s time.

From time to time management gurus continue to revisit the issue of motivation. Some new research states that the brain chemicals that control behavior indicates that both punishment and reward are necessary for performance.

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PEER Relationships

peer relIn a working environment relationships are very important – if you are employed in a 9 am to 5 pm job you will be spending a major chunk of your working week at your workplace, in fact more time at work than at home with your family or with your friends. Therefore the importance of having an environment which is friendly, relaxed and stress free is key to promoting performance.

Also keep in mind that apart from subordinates and your direct manager, having an effective and good working relationship with peers is crucial for you to be successful in your job.

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