24 Mar How Your EAP Can Help Increase Employee Motivation
Greatly motivated employees have a higher rate of productivity and enjoyment at work. This benefits you as an employer and is directly correlated to the success of your business. Building a positive atmosphere that motivates your employees is key to growing your team well and giving them greater purpose at work. The question ultimately becomes, how do you ensure that your team is motivated? We will talk about all the ways to do so through an EAP and how employee motivation can skyrocket the success of your business. Motivation matters, and learning how to motivate others will motivate you as well. Thus, having the right EAP available to you will ensure that you have the tools needed to keep your team motivated in the workplace.
Intrinsic initiatives are the core value of personnel motivation.
Communicating with Your Team
Employee motivation skyrockets with a clearly communicated vision. Many times communication can be overlooked, but it’s the gateway between the employer and the employee. If you can learn to effectively communicate your vision for the team, employees are more likely to jump in and get motivated. Make your pitch personal to them, and communicate their roles specifically. This allows them to feel needed and a part of the team goal. People want to feel included and important. Clearly communicating this will greatly affect your employees’ productivity and attitude toward their work. If you have overlooked employee motivation in the past, it’s never too late to start implementing it into your everyday work routine.
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? Intrinsic motivation is internal motivation. It causes a person to work towards a goal for a sense of personal accomplishment or satisfaction. Essentially, the task becomes its own reward. Extrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is external. This causes a person to work either to avoid a negative consequence or to earn an external reward. Intrinsic initiatives are the core value of personnel motivation. Empirical evidence strongly suggests that intrinsic stimuli are greater motivational predictors than extrinsic stimuli. Extrinsic drives only enhance employee motivation in some specific cases.
Real purpose can change your entire business and increase employee motivation by giving them greater ownership in what they do at work. Don’t underestimate a really good mission statement and vision for your team. Make sure your employees know what they are contributing to the team, and recognize them for it. Have monthly celebration meetings, and have rewards for your employees when they reach or exceed the goals you set, making sure those goals are coming from intrinsic drives. Your employees knowing the “why” of what they do can improve their effectiveness, create more joy in what they do, and motivate them for what’s ahead. Let your team know what kind of impact your business is having, and show them real stories of real people if you can. Sometimes showing them the tangible impact of their work will give them the purpose they need to keep working hard. Another way to give purpose is giving positive feedback to your employees when it’s warranted.
So how can your EAP help to increase employee motivation? Research shows that having a quality EAP leads to increased employee motivation, morale, and engagement. In addition, our EAP, Care Plus Solutions has a number of online courses, webinars, and other resources for your employees concerning employee motivation (and much more). In person seminars are also available.
Managing one’s work and personal life can be quite the balancing act. But there are ways to do it well! Increase your employees’ motivation by giving them ways to focus at work while also getting help with all their personal needs. That’s where a quality EAP comes in. Here at Care Plus Solutions, we are always there when you need us, so your team is always at their best.
What’s Included in an EAP for Your Team?
Care Plus Solutions offers:
- Legal Services
- Financial Services
- Work-Life Solutions
- Wellness Solutions
Other core services include unlimited 24/7 access to counselors, critical incident response, a well-being website, and so much more. Our EAP services are also flexible to meet the specific and unique needs of your organization. Read more about why to choose Care Plus Solutions here.
Care Plus Solutions is America’s first EAP and is headquartered in New York and has offices in New Jersey. Over the course of the company’s 46 year history, their brand has remained firmly rooted in the rich history of the EAP field, never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of the EAP; delivering personal and quality services to those in need. It is fair to say that Care Plus Solutions is the gold standard in the field of Employee Assistance.