In the context of the workplace, a motivating environment exists when your employees look forward to work every morning. This is one reason they want to give their best as long they work for your organization.
Stephen Covey asks the question, "Do you want to or do you have to?" Do your employees feel forced to come to work or do they want to?
Your people are not only happy but enjoy doing their work. Happiness depends on external factors. Joy comes from the inside. A happy person is not necessarily a hard and a productive worker. This is also ring true of employees.
Why Must a motivating environment at work concern organizations?
A conducive work environment has positive effects on:
But such an environment may not exist due to poor quality of corporate leadership, the bad attitude of co-workers and negative influence of peers.
These are some of the things you can do to create conducive work environment:
Where Motivation Theories Fit In
See to it that Maslow's lower Hierarchy of Needs are satisfied. These would include safe and healthy working conditions, set of fair rules and regulations, reasonable pay and incentives level as well as the quality of supervision and interpersonal relations.
Using Fredrick Herzberg's theory, a conducive environment answers to the hygiene needs of employees. A good working environment may not motivate every employee but lack of it can demotivate.
Creating a motivating environment is a continuous activity. It is never easy when the state of things are in constant change. It requires doing these things on a daily basis to bring about this work environment.
Being a good and effective communicator is a required quality of people in position of authority.
To ensue that a motivating environment can exist, be aware of what is happening in the organization. Lsten with your heart and mind to what your people are saying. In this way, you can respond to the human needs of employees. If changes are required, you will know this and can take the necessary action before things get out hand.