Motivated employees like going to work, they enjoy their
time at work and are friendly and helpful to other people. The right inducement
seems to be a magic formula for a company’s internal and external success. But
what is the best type of motivation?
- Incentive system
liked by employers – not liked by employees
Bosses like to encourage their employees to produce peak performance with
incentive systems. However, this alternative is not popular with employees.
Awards such as “employee of the month” are not popular for either side.
Most employees can be encouraged by further development possibilities.
Employers also favor this method. It’s not really surprising if you consider
that both sides can benefit from this; after all, employees who want to keep
developing also contribute to value adding in the company.
- Cash is always
Monetary incentives are the second most popular motivator. But even employers
choose money as a favorite means of motivation.
A recent survey by the Austrian job portal karriere.at
showed that bosses often use the wrong form of motivation for their staff.
While a third of the decision-makers want to encourage their employees to
perform well with incentive systems such as cash or promotion opportunities
within the company, almost half of those surveyed feel most motivated by the
possibilities of training and advanced training. There was agreement when it
came to money: 35 percent of employers like this method and 25 percent of
employees can be motivated by this.