Practice Management Articles
Motivating your Employees
Finding employees that are a good match in your workplace can be difficult. When you do find the right ones it’s important to keep them productive and happy. One of the most difficult roles in managing employees is to keep them motivated. Job satisfaction can vary from person to person. Salary is important but will rarely be the prime motivator for a good employee.
Employees want their bosses to be fair and appreciate their work. They want their efforts acknowledged and they want to be trusted to do their best and think for themselves.
Employees need to know that their work is important to the success of the practice, according to Andrew Ambraziejus in his book, No Nonsense Management.
Here are some additional tips:
Consider an employee profit-sharing plan so employees will be encouraged to act like owners. This might be based on achieving certain goals during a quarter, such as improving the bottom line by $10,000.
Bonuses can also be effective motivators. A bonus doesn’t have to be large to an effective way to communicate your appreciation.
It doesn’t take much effort to show an employee how much their work is valued. Try these ideas in your own practice. Morale can greatly affect how much effort you staff puts forth for the practice. The result: a happier, more productive work environment.