The importance of motivation is often under-estimated and I would also venture to say that it's the least understood knowledge area among people who hold vital leadership roles within an organization. Being proficient at motivating your employees will, without a doubt, be a measure of your success as a leader. From my perspective, this is one key performance indicator (KPI) that should be on any leader's dashboard!
Before we learn how to motivate employees, it's important to take some time to understand why we need to motivate employees! Why, because when we comprehend the why of something, we are in a better position to elucidate the how, which increases our chances to actually motivate our employees. Therefore, understanding why you need to learn about employee motivation will naturally increase your motivational skills. Now that you understand the why of the why, let's continue...
Motivation is important simply because it allows you as a leader to meet and even exceed your own organizational goals! After all, that's the whole point of leading, isn't it? In fact, without a motivated workforce, your organization will be in a very precarious position. Once at this intersection, there are only two possible final destinations: bankruptcy or fix the motivational issues among your workforce. Eventually, one or the other will prevail!
There are numerous benefits of having motivated employees:
Sharing your motivating thoughts or your motivational tips will benefit every leader. Motivation is what give them the energy to constantly seek to improve their self-motivation as well as motivating other. Consequently increase our leadership influence.