Wazoku founder Simon Hill recently wrote an article for Fresh Business Thinking about staff motivation via an open, innovative culture:
With the economy in its current state of uncertainty, much of the UK workforce will have half an eye on possible cuts and job losses. The CIPD research revealed that last year a larger number of employees received a pay cut or freeze than in any year since 2008.
If people weren’t having their pay cut, then bonuses may well have been on hold and any pay rises would almost certainly been modest at best.So in such circumstances, how do employers motivate and retain their workforce’s commitment? It’s a question that has been debated and discussed by HR professionals, social scientists, employee engagement specialist, team leaders and more for decades. One common theme that resonates through those discussions is that recognition is key to employee motivation.