Employee Motivation Survey30 May 2008 7:35 am Employee Motivation Techniques
Do you want to know what motivates your people, or department?
Do you want to know what motivates you?
Employee motivation surveys are a great tool to get to understand what motivates your employees.
When the results of an employee motivation survey are tabulated and acted upon, you will shortly benefit from an increase in employee performance.
An employee motivation survey includes everyone, and everyone wants to be included in success of their organization.
So, make sure you include everyone.
By the way, an employee motivation survey, conducted with organizations around the world, indicated that the second biggest motivating factor in the workplace is the feeling of being in on things.
Just by putting the survey out to all employees gives them the feeling that they are in on things.
However, if you will not share or implement the results of the survey with those who contributed, you will do more damage than good.
Make sure you are ready to share and implement what you are about to learn first.
Start by creating a list of motivating factors that come to mind, or still better, informally ask some of your employees what would motivate them.
Use their answers to create the list.
You can start the employee motivation survey with as few as 5 choices and leave an area for other. You can even do a test with a department to see what else comes up under other and add it into the mix.
However, I would recommend you also keep it short and simple and under 12 choices.
Then circulate the employee motivation survey to everyone asking them to rank the items listed in order of their preference. 1 for the most important and 10 or whatever for least important.
The employee motivation survey can also be tabulated by department and by different levels within the organization.
This is recommended, so make sure you have space on the employee motivation survey for department, level, years of service, title or whatever would work best for you.
Finally when the results are tabulated, make sure you share it with everyone who contributed and thank them for their contribution. When appropriate behaviour gets recognized or rewarded it gets repeated.
Then, take action and do something to implement at least the top three motivating factors indicated in the results of the employee motivation survey.
The Bottom Line – If you do not know what motivates your employees, you cannot take action. If you ask, through an employee motivation survey, you will learn where you need to take action. Don’t think about it, just do it.
Employees are your most important asset.
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