Energizing Your Exhausted Employees

Motivating people is difficult under the best of circumstances: As Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace survey showed, 70% of U.S. employees aren’t engaged at work, a statistic that has not budged much in a decade. Regardless of your industry, if you poll your team, you’ll likely find that they’re feeling overtaxed, and that their “joy quotient” at work is seriously down. But it gets even harder when employees have already faced a series of crises, as is the case with so many workers today (those lucky enough to still have jobs). Just as they’re getting used to doing more with less, you have to motivate them to throw themselves heart and soul into a critically important new initiative.

via Tips for Energizing Your Exhausted Employees – Allison Rimm – Harvard Business Review.

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