Motivation Tip of the Week: Explain the What’s and the Why’s
To truly motivate employees, you must be crystal clear about what they are doing and why they are doing it. If they understand these two basic items, they will then be motivated to show up and do their work.
In some occupations, this connection is clear. Consider food service: Customers come to a restaurant to eat, and so they ask for food. The employees work to deliver customers’ meals in a timely manner. In other occupations, the connection may be
Be certain to regularly communicate both the what and the why to employees, including in performance reviews.
While this is not the most fun motivational technique, it is THE most crucial.