Why is it so Important to Create Self-Motivated Employees?
Employees who are self-motivated are a great amenity and can be a competitive advantage for any company. While a self-motivated employee may be easy to find, retaining them is the difficult part.
An office environment must be created to fulfill your employees’ values, needs and personal goals, in order to keep them committed towards the company’s objectives, without any pro-longed supervision or direction.
Below are a list of behaviours and qualities that self-motivated employees are bringing to team, that you can keep long-term just by creating the correct environment:
- Consistent high performers.
- Monitor & adhere to deadlines.
- Flexible to change.
- Positive outlook.
- Problem solvers.
Self-motivated employees commitment to the company’s goals can bring increased productivity and performance for your entire business. If self-motivation thrives in your company, this will also mean a significantly reduced personnel turnover. This is a huge advantage that will save time and costs in the hiring process, as well as training new employees. Reduced supervision to the workforce also allow the management team to have more time for critical jobs.
A recent survey on workplace productivity showed that approximately 80% of any business success comes from only 20% of the workforce. As a Manager, it is your job to create a relaxed and happy office environment for your employees, which in turn will create a highly focused workforce that is as dedicated as you are to making the business succeed.
Self-motivated employees increase overall positivity in the company’s atmosphere, and will encourage others by setting greater professional benchmarks, to strive for not only their own personal gain, but for the company as well.
Read our article on how to create a self-motivated workforce.