Let me put up this question to all business leaders, how many employees in your organization or team are engaged and motivated?

Keeping employees motivated is a vital aspect of every organization. It increases efficiency, productivity, performance, and decreases employee turnover rate. One of the biggest challenges many leaders face is to keep their team motivated. So, before deciding how to motivate employees, let us understand how to spot a lack of motivation in the workplace.

Here is a list of tell-tale signs I look for to see whether I have low motivation in teams I work with:

  1. Absenteeism, consistent late coming, or an increased time to start work after arriving at the office.

  2. Conflict with peers, team members, or boss.

  3. Lack of focus, too tensed or distracted.

  4. Changed moods or indifferent towards colleagues.

  5. Triggers negative discussions or makes inappropriate or negative comments.

  6. Lack of communication, co-operation or contribution with peers, team or boss.

  7. A decrease in productivity or shoddy work quality.

  8. Lack of participation in employee engagement activities or team meetings.

  9. Increase reluctance to take on more responsibility or maintain the status quo.

  10. Active engagement on professional networking sites.

Even, the “Most Engaged, Motivated & Dedicated Employees” would have a dull day. However, look out for any persistent changes in behavior and make an attempt to build a strong relationship with employees will help to spot when something isn’t quite right.

As the popular saying goes, “ignorance is bliss”, but this isn’t the case when it comes to employees.

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