Motivation is the driving force that propels us towards something we need or care about. In the workplace, it influences employees’ attitudes, behaviours, and performance. Motivated employees are more engaged, productive, and satisfied. This ultimately contributes to the success and growth of the company.
Employee motivation is influenced by various factors that influence an individual’s willingness to exert effort, persevere, and achieve their goals at work. From intrinsic desires for personal growth and achievement to extrinsic factors like compensation and recognition, the components of motivation are diverse and interwoven.
“Rewards and recognition for employees is an important determinant of workplace performance and motivation. The most effective way of providing recognition for employees is to provide instant feedback and appreciation for good work that one does,” says Shreyasi Sadani, Bengaluru-based counselling psychologist.
Since most of us spend a large majority of our time at work, it is worth examining what factors contribute to our motivation. This has implications for our well-being, job satisfaction, productivity, and mental health. Being aware of this is essential to creating a more motivated, engaged, and high-performing workforce.
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