The changing working dynamics in the business environment have given rise to the importance of employees in the organizations. It has been found that employees of an organization could provide the competitive advantage for the firm, which is necessary for gaining the successive position in the competitive market. Not all the employees can be the source of competitive advantage for your company. It is necessary for your company to make an investment in the employees to boost their morale and to make them an asset to your company. You can employ the following technique to increase the motivation level of the employees working for you.
Using SMART Goals:
Setting SMART Goals for the employees working in your organization will help you in boosting their morale by giving them a sense of ownership and possession. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.
It is important to set specific goals for the employees that have a certain task with a specified deadline with explicit instructions for the person or department required to do it. Using specificity will make the employee triggered more towards the achievement of the ultimate goal with more efforts rather than a vague goal that lacks timeline or the clear achievement objectives.
It is necessary that the jails set for the employees are measurable i.e. it should be set in such a way that the completion level, time duration and the success achieved could be measured in numeric terms. The description of goals in numeric terms will help the employees in putting in extra effort for making it a success.
It is necessary that the goals or objectives that are set for the employees are neither too easy to achieve nor to too difficult. Such goals would deviate their attention and would de-motivate them resulting in the complete failure of the desired task. Setting goals according to the caliber of employees that would require effort but could be achieved if sincere are efforts are put into will increase the morale level of the employees.
The relevancy of a goal with the ultimate objective of the firm could also play an important role in determining the confidence level of the employees. If goals would be designed keeping in view their relevance to the ultimate objective, they would be accepted by the employee wholeheartedly resulting in an increased success level. These goals must be communicated to employees in relevance to their requirement for the organization or for the achievement of the main objective.
The use of deadlines, dates, and frequency of reporting and completing the set objectives could help you to keep your employees charged and full of energy. It would be easy for the employees to see their progress with the schedule and determine the level of effort that would be required by them on their own. It would give your company a higher rate of success.
The use of SMART Goals can help the employees in increasing the motivation level for specific tasks and resulting in their completion at the specified time.