When a team is happy and motivated, the business is able to perform at its best and can take advantage of having an engaged workforce.
But, as workloads pile up and end of month comes around quicker each time, it isn’t always easy to take the time out to assess if your team is engaged and motivated, and if not, why not.
We’re told that nearly 70% of employees are actively disengaged from their job*. That’s a staggering amount, and having a largely demotivated workforce can be extremely detrimental to your business. Some of the benefits of an engaged workforce include:
Now we know why you need to motivate your team, the question is – how do you do it?
There are lots of ways this can be done: provide a better work environment, promote personal development, don’t punish failure, set clear goals, avoid micromanagement, offer incentives, and the list goes on. One effective way of improving motivation is through the use of technology:
Take Google Drive for example. Traction of this platform has been increasing in companies all around the globe to eliminate basic frustrations in the workplace. It allows employees to collaborate and share work easier than ever before**.
HR software can be used to provide constant feedback instead of waiting for individual reviews. Instantaneous feedback mechanisms have been shown to significantly improve engagement and motivation as employees are guided in the right direction far more regularly. It also allows the team to feedback to managers showing value in employee input – another key motivational factor.
Gamification is another great way to motivate employees. Training, for example, is tedious at the best of times, but gamifying it makes it more compelling and encourages participation. We all have a natural desire to compete, so if there is a chance to do it in a fun and measurable way, employees will be more engaged. One gamified learning portal showed a 417% increase in employee usage, which resulted in increased sales and increased customer satisfaction***.
The technology we use at Vamoos also has the potential to massively motivate employees. Adding an element of creativity to a process which is often dull (in this case building itineraries), has the potential to make day to day tasks fun. Adding a creative element means each individual case is different, so employees will take pride in their work and feel responsible for it looking great. Being creative is mentioned in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – a theory outlining the basic needs of each individual to be motivated.
This element of creativity can have a massive knock on effect to the rest of your business. Think of it like this:
In short, allowing employees to get creative is a great way to motivate teams, and Vamoos allows you to do this.
Don’t just take our word for it – one of our partners, Journey By Design has said:
“Vamoos has been an integral part of our client experience, keeping everything in one place and easy to access and use at all times. This year, with the help of Vamoos, we launched our own Journeys by Design App, which has been incredibly well received by all of our clients.”
They, like so many of our other partners have had amazing feedback from their clients about the app, which is great way to keep the team motivated and engaged.
If you fancy giving this a go to see how it can impact your team, you can start a free trial to see how it all works, and we will be on hand to support you through it all.
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