Technology has many different uses, but very few people think of using technology to motivate someone else outside of “hey let’s watch a film on my smartphone” or something along those lines. Entertainment isn’t the only way to motivate someone, and there are so many uses for a computer that it almost feels like a waste to rely solely on fun to generate some kind of motivation. Fortunately, there are many ways to use technology in positive ways to give employees a motivational boost and be more productive, and here are just a few of them.
Keep an eye on their habits
If you feel like your employees are losing motivation or lying to you about how they feel at work, then consider using a hidden WiFi spy camera in the office to keep an eye on them. If they’re not doing work, spending too much time chatting or even just lazing around, then you’ll have proof of their actions so you can confront them and ask them to shape up. Spy cameras are also easy to install inside of shirts, jackets and suits if you want a more direct approach by asking a friend or trusted employee to do the spying.
Give them something meaningful to do
When an employee works, they’re often working on their own and then they submit their work or papers. The only interaction they get is chatting with people during work about random things or handing their documents to a senior member of staff for checking before it’s submitted for work purposes. However, there are simple ways to give your employees more satisfaction for completing work.
For starters, encourage your employees to work together as a team and use collaborative software such as Google Docs. Not only do they work faster and more efficiently as a group, it also gives them a sense of purpose within a team instead of feeling like a lone worker. If you ask your members of staff to cooperate, it will build team relationships and motivate them to work better together in the future for more difficult tasks.
Monitor their performance and provide feedback
Performance reviews aren’t used for no reason. When your human resources department compiles a performance report on each employee, you can go through it with each employee for a brief moment and compliment them on their work. If they haven’t been the most productive employee, then you can politely criticise their work and suggest improvements. The most important thing is to make your employee feel like they have contributed to the success of your business.
Teach your employees as they work
A lot of employees come into a job under qualified or without a wide set of skills. This means they struggle with new tasks and they aren’t as versatile as you’d expect. To accommodate this, you need to think about teaching your employees as they work at your workplace. By teaching them new skills and empowering them with knowledge and expertise, they’ll feel motivated to continue working and develop new talents to assist in their daily job, but also to develop productive hobbies that they can continue at home.
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