MOTIVATING A MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE
Managers are struggling to appeal to the expectations of each generation in today’s workplace. Every generation brings their own set of expectations of the what the world of work should look like for them. When these expectations aren’t met, there is disengagement, lower productivity and higher turnover. Every generation wants “meaningful work” but they define that phrase differently. There are proven strategies that appeal to every generation.
Every generation wants the opportunity for career development. According to a report by the Work Institute 22% of employees voluntarily leave their jobs due to lack of growth and development opportunities. There are options for every size organization to provide these types of opportunities.
According to Gallup work people are 6 times more likely to be engaged when they work in their strength zone. Using the Clifton strengths finder assessment is the first step of determining what those strengths are. The second part is implementing a workplace strategy for using those strengths more effectively. When people work in their strength zone, their energy increases and they are anxious to come to work. It also increases creativity.
Other motivators play a part as well. People are not always motivated by money. Our Values motivator assessment eliminates the guesswork and helps to determine what really does motivate each person on your team. Just about everything depends on teamwork of some kind. Dysfunctional teams hurt morale and decrease motivation. People who enjoy working with the team will be more motivated and productive.