Motivation is a psychological state of being that enables human beings to pursue seemingly insurmountable goals. Motivation acts as an inner stimulus that drives all to be responsive to the higher calling and create better meaning in the personal as well as professional space. However, the achievement of such a desired state of mind requires recognition. Therefore, managers should always encourage the team members to aspire for the best even under pressing business circumstances, which increases the confidence level and contributes to the overall professional development in the latter. It is time to delve deeper into this subject and observe how motivation can be a determining factor for an individual as well as for the team success.

The Eternal Importance of Being Recognized

Recognition of efforts holds paramount importance within the corporate structure because it inspires employees to strive and perform subsequent jobs with an increased level of confidence. It is the responsibility of the managers to examine whether a particular team is endowed with greater potential than is currently realized. Consequently, the managers can empower the psyche of the team members with motivational words so as to help them reach beyond the established professional limitations, and achieve success.

The underlying concept involved here expounds on the basic nature of human beings to be recognized in a group, and endure it with . Henceforth, acknowledgements received, either in the form of salary raise or a few earnest words, can bring forth desired changes in the performance and behaviour of the employees.

How to Recognize: The Ways

There are many subtle yet meaningful methods of recognizing the efforts of the team members. For example, writing a thank you note and placing it on the desk of the employee is a very warm gesture. Initially, it may seem insignificant, but it brings out in the team members and aids them to start the day with satisfaction and renewed vigour. Furthermore, managers can arrange a celebration party for the hardworking team as a token of appreciation and support. Additionally, offering a promotion makes the concerned members feel valued and respected.

It is worthwhile to remember here that motivation is like a container that needs to be refilled every day with thoughtful and creative gestures.

In accordance with the gesture of recognition, the company, through the managers, may also publicly shower praise on a worthwhile individual, such as reward badges on a collaborative intranet platform.

Similarly, another way for managers to show appreciation in the workplace is by reflecting generosity through incentivizing for a team that reached their objectives, such as return a profitability percentage of the services to the team, as proposed in the past within my Business Unit. Employees also feel valued when they are offered opportunities to profess their views on a knowledge gamified platform which puts further emphasis on the importance of their role in the company.

The Role of The Manager

A manager is seen as the captain of the ship. Therefore, the responsibilities of a manager are far more diverse than just supervising the quality of performance of the team members. The managerial job role includes many additional yet crucial features, such as ensuring happiness in the workplace, maintaining coordination among the team members and alleviating mental stress involved in the assigned jobs. It is of critical importance for a manager to realize that his responsibilities encompass not just the facilitation of collaboration among members, but also bringing forth many motivational factors to support such collaboration.

Furthermore, a manager’s role is to effectively assume the mental role of his team members, thereby understanding the core necessities of each individual. When the superior involves himself to that extent, it fosters trust, thus building an atmosphere of respect and interdependence within the team. Being of paramount importance, this trait will invariably put the manager in a position to resolve seemingly inexplicable issues with lesser effort and with more accountability. Additionally, such an approach will meticulously reinforce the purpose of the team, which is to achieve the greatest heights of performance with unwavering dedication.

To summarize, the managerial position is one which is complete with the expectations of accomplishing any given work in the least amount of time. Such a stipulation can be rendered in a better capacity, if the manager takes all necessary steps as mentioned above, with a view to enhancing the confidence of the concerned team members and developing a mutual understanding amongst them.

Categories: Management

Vianney Lejeune, MSc. Eng

Vianney D. Lejeune is an end-to-end IT Service and Program Manager with over 10 years of experience in IT Consultancy, regarded as talented and result-focussed by his peers. His company manages its own IT Services to deliver efficient and quality services related to the Internet for small businesses, and IT support for end-users. Supported by chosen and skilled IT contractors, including off-shore support, the company is expanding towards other businesses on an international scale. Further information and references are available on request.