Maintaining workplace motivation


The Vietnamese market is experiencing an incessant war for talent, resulting in severe brain drain across various industries in the country. It is therefore crucial that organisations instil employee motivation to boost workplace satisfaction which would help sustain a productive office.

In this article, Robert Walters provides 3 key actions to better motivate your staff.


Plan training programmes

One solution to managing staff motivation and minimising high turnovers is succession planning. It begins with accepting that few people will spend their whole career in just one organisation. In fact, movement between jobs, divisions and industries is very common and in most cases seen as a sign of ambition and versatility.

In order to retain quality employees, companies need to promote learning and development programmes. Good candidates need to know that there is a “next step” for them within their current company, so they do not feel the need to change jobs to further their career. Encourage your staff to find out about their interested training programmes and make further plans from there.

Exercise goal setting

To inspire a general positive attitude within the workplace, senior level professionals must maintain a consistent policy of staff management. It is important that people know where they stand and how they are assessed. Setting clear priorities and responsibilities at the beginning of the year and outlining what needs to be achieved gives employees a goal. Those who achieve their goals and complete what they have been assigned are likely to feel a sense of achievement which will further spur their motivation to excel in the workplace.

Awarding recognition

Employees should be recognised amongst their colleagues when they have exceeded expectations or excelled in a certain project or area. Staff commendation should never be underestimated and is perhaps one of the most powerful motivational tools. People like to be congratulated and made to feel that their hard work has been noticed.

Staff rewards are a tried and tested motivator. They can range from vacation incentives or special benefits to certificates, which often have the same effect as a bonus. When employees have been in positions where they are rewarded and appreciated for their efforts, they are often reluctant to move away such an environment.

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