Learn how world class
organizations used team building and
team building & employee motivation.
The essence of employee motivation is developing leadership skills.
With Adams Associates effective team building and employee motivation fit together. Successful organizations are not involved in team building as an end unto itself but rather because with effective team building employee motivation increases and organizational results are achieved. Effective team building starts with efforts that are aligned with the organizational strategic plan. Employee motivation increases when employees are working on real issues for the organization. Six sigma plus projects have team building components and employee motivation elements aimed at improving well-defined issues.
Enjoyment in work increases team building effectiveness. Team building is a tool for improving employee motivation. All teams go through very predictable phases. Knowing and understanding these phases gives leadership the confidence to continue in the team building even when during one of the phases the employee motivation appears to be declining. When leadership understands this is a normal phase they have confidence to continue team building for world class performance.
Assessments aimed at understanding yourself and others can speed team building. Understanding is the first step in developing employee motivation. With an understanding of other employees' motivation every individual has the opportunity to add to the synergy of the team.
Empowerment of employees can go a long way in developing employee motivation. The level of employee empowerment is likely at exactly the level that the management of the organization actively supports and cultivates. To increase the level of employee motivation the leadership will need to increase the level of employee empowerment in the organization. Never have we see the level of employee motivation increase with out leadership making efforts to increase the level of employee empowerment first. In order to increase employee empowerment and thus the employee motivation a program that starts with the executive leadership and then moves to management training and supervisor training is needed. Only when the leaders, managers and supervisors have a common understanding for employee motivation is it likely that that the level of employee motivation will increase. Employees may need training in problem solving skills, Green Belt training and personal leadership skills to be effective.
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