Over the years, the challenge to keep workers motivated has been a topic of discussion. Employee motivation has been the most proven method for boosting productivity. It’s a factor that drives employees to perform best in their tasks and achieve the intended goals.

Many organizations today are finding different ways to motivate employees by providing a conducive working environment, to help them achieve the intended goals.

Ways of motivating your employees

Here are key strategies to keep your employees motivated and productive in your organization:

  • Reward great work: Most of the employees look for payoffs for their efforts. An employer can decide to reward their employees through appraisal to recognize them.
  • Lead by example: As the owner of the business, you should be concerned about your employee to ensure that they feel they’re a part of the business. Involve them in decision making to get their views and recommendation.
  • Recognize individuals: This is where you recognize an individual and tell them you recognize their effort in doing a certain task. You may prefer to do this by praising them in front of a group, or privately.
  • Learn individual interest: As a business owner, you can find out what interests you employees inside and outside work. This enables you to get to know your employees better and they are able to deliver on their job.
  • Offer incentives: Incentives might include gift card, extra time off, or bonuses. This can be  done by setting a business budget to avoid overspending.
  • Be transparent: You need to show your team the big picture, and tell them about the business goals, what you are working towards and what you want to achieve. This will make them feel motivated to achieve that.
  • Ensure a conducive working environment: Favorable working environment motivates the employees to perform better their assigned tasks and finish them in time.


Motivation plays a key role in keeping your best employees .It enables the employer to reward workers fairly, recognize individuals, become transparent and ensure a conducive working environment for the employees.