Signs Your Employees are Not Motivated

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To assume your employees are there to only get a paycheck is to assume wrong. While money is a major motivator for people to get into work every morning, it isn’t the reason why people will stay at a company. At least, not the only reason. Whether you use a behavioral insight tool such as The Predictive Index or a simple change in policy or a face to face conversation, addressing motivational issues will help your company in the long run.

1) Reduced focus.

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If you notice your employees taking more breaks and regular job duties are falling by the way side, you may need want to take the time to evaluate employee job duties and explain your expectations for their work day. Also make sure to chat with your employees one on one to find out if they need individual responsibilities changed around.

2) Attendance is slipping.

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If you see employees showing up late or calling in sick regularly, this is another sign of motivation taking a hit. If your company offers flex time at all, or if you have considered it, allow employees to change their hours if it works better with their schedule. Consider adding in a work from home policy too. This will benefit those who have added family matters to attend to or maybe have an extra long commute.

3) Increased negativity and moodiness.

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When employees get stressed or overlooked for opportunities, they are more likely to take their anger out on those around them. Negativity and excessive poor attitude can have an impact on the overall morale of your employees. So, sit down with those who seem excessive with their complaints and negative comments and find out what is irking them. Sometimes opening up the floor to what is on their mind can lead to better training, more career opportunities and a motivational boost.

These are only a few tips to keep in mind. Consider using the Predictive Index tool to help understand your employees and assess their needs.