Importance of motivation in work place

Importance of motivation in work place

Motivation is the word derived from the word ’motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals.

It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals.

How to motivate employees?

This is one of the biggest concerns among organizations across the world.

No matter how big or small a company is, employee motivation is always one of the biggest employers’ goals. Here’s a hint: it all comes down to the company culture (including values) you develop.

However, employers need to learn how to adjust because the benefits of high employee motivation are numerous.


1. Handle uncertainty better

Because motivated employees are much more engaged, they are also more self-confident in what they do. Consequently, they know how to react in difficult situations.

2. Are better problem-solvers

Problem-solving skills are something most employers look for in their employees. If you have employees who are motivated, they will also work harder to solve problems and challenges.

3. Are more innovative and creative

When employees are motivated and engaged, they think about innovative ideas that could help optimize business performance.

4. Are proactive

Motivated employees proactively look for new solutions to eliminate challenges and achieve goals. They don’t wait for feedback, and they often evaluate their own work.

5. Are more productive

More motivation and engagement often lead to more productivity. Therefore, companies with motivated employees are often more productive than others.

6. Understand the company’s goals better

Motivated employees want to understand how their work contributes to the overall company success. Therefore, they always want to understand what the company’s mission, vision, and objectives are.

7. Work towards achieving their own goals

By understanding the company’s goals, motivated employees are excellent in understanding and achieving their own goals.

8. Work towards achieving the company’s goals

In addition to working hard to achieve their own goals, motivated employees also care about achieving team and company goals.

9. Are more customer-centric

Whether you are in B2B or B2C business, more engaged employees will always care about your customer satisfaction.

10. Stay with the company longer

Fluctuation is one of the biggest workforce problems. Businesses with engaged employees have an 87% higher employee retention rate.

11. Are more adaptable and open to changes

Agility is something every employer is trying to achieve. Employees with higher motivation rates are more open to change and are more prompt to an agile way of working.

12. Are better team players

As most motivated employees are driven by the company’s goals and objectives, they are more likely to be team players than solo players.

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." — Winston S. Churchill.

More Resources:

Employee Relations and Engagement: Motivation, Grievances, Conflict and Discipline

Applying Motivational Interviewing with Clients Less Ready to Change: Tips and Strategies

Employees Compensation and Benefits Management

Managing Employee Performance, Behaviour and Attitudes