The process of active listening may sound simple but its effects are profound and far-reaching. Active listening can address an employee’s needs, affirm their self-worth and contribute substantially to their work motivation.
Providing positive feedback to employees is one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do to motivate your staff. Positive feedback reinforces desired behavior, builds self-belief and confidence, and encourages continuous improvement.
Employee motivation is considerably enhanced when you meet three basic employee needs – expectations, resources and feedback. You can go a long way to improving employee motivation if you clarify your work expectations, provide employees with the resources they need to do the job and give timely, accurate feedback on work performance.