Successful businesses are run on hard work, dedication, and exemplary teamwork. A recent Harvard Business Review article found that 40% of team project success depends on your ability to do something very simple for your team - motivate them. Therefore, if employees are not succeeding in their tasks and projects, the key is finding ways to motivate them.
However, the same article states that prior to offering solutions, “carefully assessing the nature of the motivational failure — before taking action — is crucial.” What if one of your employees feels unqualified for a specific task and your only advice is the proverbial “work harder?” Not even close to motivating, right? In fact, without taking the time to learn which factors are working against their motivation, you are more likely to cause your employees to feel even less motivated to perform due to fear of failure.
In this post, we’ll discuss three potential challenges to your employees’ motivation and some simple technology solutions you can implement to remedy the situation.
1. Solve Collaboration Issues with Conferencing Solutions
Poor communication is one of the most common problems employees face in the workplace. However, it’s one of the easier issues to solve! Emails can fall short at times when a face-to-face meeting is needed. However, with more mobile and remote employees than ever before, in-person meetings aren’t always possible. However, with the right conferencing solution in place, remote employees can be just as involved in meetings and planning as the employees in the office. Setting a weekly team meeting to recap on the week’s work and what’s to come the following week helps keep everyone on the same page. With the option to use a video-conference, every team member can be present and motivated to stay on task!
2. Make Communication Easy with Digital Displays
Oftentimes, employees lose motivation due to a lack of recognition for their efforts. Even when your employees are working in a field that interests them, lack of recognition from their fellow coworkers and managers can take a toll on their motivation. By implementing digital signage within your business, you can enable positive internal messaging from coworkers and managers about project completions, customer success shout outs, goal fulfillment, and much more!
The reinforcement of communication via digital signage is a very effective tool. If your employee hears and sees their successes being lauded, it is easier for them to imitate it. If you are reinforcing successful behavior (for teams and individuals) on a regular basis, promoting projects and milestones in an effective, engaging way on the screens throughout your environment – it becomes a friendly and less obtrusive way of telling your employees they are important and cared about. Appreciation and recognition outside of a “thank you” email is both engaging and motivating.
3. Enable Document Sharing & Tracking with ECM
Leveraging technology to transform your employees’ work environment into a collaborative, motivational one is easy when they can access their work documents securely, from anywhere. With enterprise content management, you can set up a document management system that allows your employees to work together on documents and track changes as they are made. Workflow management helps to route the right documents to the correct employees, helping to organize and manage their workload and avoid the trap of work duplication and confusion.
Technology Drives Employee Motivation and Engagement
The return-on-investment of implementing simply technology solutions to allow your employees to better perform and stay motivated is incalculable. Focusing on digital transformation both for your employees and for your customers will drive engagement, motivation, and overall success for your business.
Contact ImageNet Consulting to learn more about our solutions for improving employee engagement and productivity using digital signage, visual productivity solutions, conferencing, and enterprise content management!