Seven Ways to Use Rewards to Fix Employees

1. Understand why the employee is having issues. Communication is the first step. Incentives or rewards will not engage problem individuals if they are struggling in other areas, so identify the root of the problem. Why is the employee struggling or not living up to expectations? Is it a lack of skills that can be solved with training? Is the employee’s personality creating obstacles to learning or improving? Are personal problems creeping into the office and causing performance issues? 2. Know the corporate culture. To build an effective rewards and incentives program, know employees and understand the culture in which they work. Many variables contribute to corporate culture, and demographics…

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Six Strategies to Keep You Engaged at Work

Engaged employees have the highest productivity because they show up mentally and physically every day with a high degree of motivation to deliver extraordinary results. The following six strategies will keep you engaged at work.  1. Build friendships with people at work. • On a scale of 1 (low)- 10(high), how satisfied are you with the friendships you have at work? • Love and connection is the most important emotional need that people have to stay motivated. • We spend roughly 50% more time with our customers, coworkers, and bosses than we do with our friends, significant others, children and other relatives combined. • Gallup research shows that without a…

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