We can be so focussed on making money and getting the best results for our business and can get frustrated when our staff or team aren't as motivated as we are. We haven't got time to think about anything else, surely they just need to do as we say and be happy that they've got a job? They are paid really well, so what more do they need? If they don't like the job, surely they should just go and find a another? Mostly they scrape in on time but sometimes late, and coats are always on at 5.29pm. They take a few sick days here and there when the sun is out or after their weekend away. They generally moan about something at least once a day, and I'm getting fed up of some of the attitude. Its like pulling teeth to get them to get on with their jobs, and its pointless asking if anyone can stay late to help out!
I probably need to get rid of a few people and recruit new people with better attitudes. Let me ring an HR consultancy and see how I can get rid of them. Or....
Actually, I've got some really good people working for me, they came in so positive, the interview was great, and they have some good skills. I wonder how I can improve things and get more out of them and get them helping me make this business a success. Let me ring a HR Consultancy that focusses on motivating people and see how they can help me turn this around so that everyone is happier. I really don't want to get known as a hirer and firer, or a company that people don't enjoy working for. I want to be known as a good manager that people like and respect and want to work hard for. Reputation is really important and I want to be happy at work too!
As a company, Motivate HR Ltd is a strong advocate for promoting a positive, supportive and happy workforce. We know exactly how to get the best out of people at work and can quickly recognise the traits of an unhappy employee and the potential causes. Often the cause is something easy to fix. We really remember that people are all different, everyone is important and should be valued, and all have the same fundamental basic needs at work.
I like to refer to an old but trusted model, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Often it's these needs that aren't being fulfilled. Some simple measures can rectify the situation for these individuals. Some of the work we can do to support businesses may be individually focussed, team focussed, or business wide. It may involve training, coaching, counselling, self awareness, confidence building, relationship building, or improved communication skills. Or it may involve introducing new processes or initiatives into the company to aid positive day to day changes. The list of support initiatives and solutions we can provide is vast, and we have a genuine interest in people, and the link between motivation/productivity and being happy at work!