Companies are increasingly using the services of motivational speakers to boost productivity and improve staff morale. Studies have shown that a motivational speaker can have a more positive effect on productivity and the bottom line than pay rises or incentive schemes. The main reason for this is that a good speaker will make your employees feel valued and assist them in achieving a career goal.
A motivational speaker will enable any employee to reach a career goal by providing a high-quality work environment which will inspire them and offer them the support they need to achieve this goal. The speaker can achieve this by instilling the following values into the staff:
1. Success Stories
They can impart their own success story to your staff and show how they managed to succeed despite a variety of difficult challenges. The staff must be able to relate to the story and see themselves in the role. If this is achieved they will be inspired.
2. Reinforce Company Goals
The company will have a set of goals which it intends to reach. Every employee should be aware of these goals but the meaning and drive to reach these targets can fade over time. The best speakers will remind them of why these goals are important to the business and how they can make a difference to the working environment for all staff. Again this will improve the motivation of the staff to drive the company forward.
3. The Broader Picture
Many employees arrive at work each day and perform the same tasks; it is easy to become set in a routine and start to see them there for life. However, the best speakers will remind them f the larger picture and how their individual effort not just makes a difference to the company but is important. Feeling that their contribution counts will ensure that the staff regains their motivation and the morale will improve.
A good motivational speaker will remind the staff of the aims of the business and the contribution that each member of staff makes. This is important as it will reconnect the staff to the firm and to each other on an emotional level. This type of connection will encourage staff to work together as a team and will enthuse them with the desire to achieve something together.
5. Power to the Workforce
The effect of a good motivational speaker is to inspire and motivate the workforce. This, in turn, will allow the workforce to realize that the power to change things, improve the work environment and improve productivity is in their hands. Together they have the power to make the workplace anything they want it to be. This type of inspiration will also remind employees that they can personally aspire to reach any career goal.
6. Dissolve Resistance
Resistance is natural in any group environment; there are those who welcome change and the new methods, those who like things to stay as they are and even those who prefer it the way it was. The best motivational speakers can bring their experience of the industry and other businesses to show employees that change can be a good thing; it can make their lives easier and help to move the business forward. The best speakers will inspire others to want this change to take place.
7. Work / Life Balance
Whether a company is struggling or doing well it is very easy for employees to get stuck in a rut and put all their efforts into the business, even if they are not making a noticeable difference. This can lead to devotion to work at the sacrifice of their personal life. The best motivational speakers remind the team that there is a life beyond the workplace and that undertaking outside activities will enrich their experiences and enable them to bring fresh ideas to the business. Employees will be happier, more focused and more able to achieve their own career goals.
The best motivational speakers can help increase your company productivity and attain your career goals. However, it’s equally important to find a way to keep employees pay more attention, and become more engaged.