Engagement = Motivation = Performance = Productivity = Profitability

One of the most common reasons why people leave their jobs is because of a lower rate of payment. However, another main reason for that is because of their boss or leader and the environment that they are creating between them and the employees. This impact can push employees to quit their job even if they don’t want to.

However, if you are the leader you might want to make some changes to attract and retain people, especially the good ones. Now, here’s what you need to focus on:

Know what they need and want

Most people want to stay in an environment where they feel valued and meaningful. Of course, most employees want an opportunity to grow, continuously learn and work for their boss who supports and encourages them in everything that they do. Making a difference is what matters with them. So, as a return, they wanted to be treated with respect and dignity as well as being appreciated about the changes that they are contributing. Keep in mind, what gets rewarded gets repeated.

Provide a meaningful work

Most employees enjoy when they spend time performing tasks and collaborate on a project that has significant impacting the community/world. If they will be performing meaningful work, of course they will be using varieties of skills, efficient problem solving methods and finding better ways for faster and easier completion. They get the sense that their contribution makes a difference for the customer, team and organization.

Ensure development and learning

Companies that retain the most effective and brightest people are also committed to providing professional development. They have to ensure that they are giving opportunities for the employees to continuously grow and learn. Regular coaching and feedback is a must, so that the employees know how they’re doing and their performance levels are. With this, they will be knowledgeable on where they should focus their efforts for improvement. Bosses should also take some time for interacting with their employees, monitor if they are doing their jobs right and provide certain recognition for having a job well done as well as for great performance.

If you wanted to attract and retain the most valuable and productive performers, it is very important that you are recognizing their performance and hard work as well as their values and qualities. Leaders and bosses should always be involved in the development of their teams to teach them the information they need to know and shape them to be the best individuals that they can be. Through the right pace and tone, your company will improve more and always be competitive to step on the finish line of success.

Always remember that a great leader ensures the well-being of their team. So, proper recognition and treatment is what you need to do, because most people just wanted to feel that they are appreciated and capable of doing some innovations for the betterment of the company. Don’t let them quit because of your own doing, rather make some steps and improvements to retain them!

“Many people are unmotivated, not because they have a great reason to be, but rather because their leaders have not given them a great reason to be motivated & engaged. Engage and motivate your people to get A’s not Zzzzzz’s.” –Ian Hutchinson

How do you motivate your team? I’d love to know in the comments below.