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.