If you’re the owner of a business, then you must have realized by now that your employees are essential in its operations. However, they’re not going to work only for a salary. They also have dreams, families, feelings, and inspirations. They also get tired and experience times of low morale and motivation. Being the person they consider the leader, you have the power to provide them with the boost that they need to continue their work at an optimal level. One of the actions that you can take is to give them a good old pep talk. Here are a few relatable topics and issues that will surely perk their ears up, tug at their hearts, and give them the lift that they need.
Working most of the day every day can take a toll on an individual, especially one who has a logistics job or is a construction worker. It can affect their health and their long-term productivity in a negative way. Unfortunately, many people nowadays tend to be workaholics because of the ingrained notion that they need to do more. Your motivational talk can bring up this topic to serve as friendly advice as well as a warning. Stress is the number one contributor to every disease, and it can also become an entry point of worse things that can happen to someone’s body. It would be helpful to relay the message that if they get sick or die, then they won’t be able to support their families.
Many, if not most, employees would admit to working for the sake of their families and wanting to provide for them. That’s why some of them keep pictures of their relatives on their desks or in their wallets. While they don’t usually open up the topic, it’s great to include family in your next motivational talk. You may not realize it at first, but your employees would be willing to talk about family life and how to provide a good and comfortable lifestyle for them. You can even hold a Q&A session where they can ask certain questions about certain matters such as handling finances.
Many people would agree that a life lived without a purpose isn’t life at all. Doing things without reason is like not doing anything at all. During the interview, most applicants will only give a reason why they have applied to the company simply because the HR personnel ask it of them. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Encouraging them to look at life as a wide source of opportunities can help individuals introspect and reflect on their decisions and motivation, which will then lead to positive results.
The motivation for employees doesn’t always have to come in the form of a raise or incentives. Although this is what will attract most people, it will prove that they will do it only for the money, and not because they’re willing to contribute to the success of a business. Internally-motivated individuals are the best employees because they do their job willingly and without much supervision.