Provide frequent performance reviews
To operate at peak productivity and motivate employees to produce better work, two-way communication should be frequent and constructive. Providing monthly, quarterly, or biannual performance reviews not only enhances employees’ skills, but also lets them know that their skills are valued. To ensure that employees are motivated after a performance review, the review should be well organized, thought-out, and constructive.
Cultivate individual growth
Employee training and continuous learning opportunities have consistently proven to be a valuable investment. Learning and development opportunities improve employee performance and are appreciated when offered correctly. Bringing in a speaker to speak to the whole company or department is a step in the right direction, but can be interpreted as a waste of time if certain professionals cannot find common ground with the speaker. Instead, let the individuals be active in selecting learning and development opportunities that they would benefit from. Company leaders could offer to buy individuals tickets to a conference of their choice, or offer bonuses to employees who complete personal projects that develop their creativity or strategic thinking abilities.