We start our careers with great flare and aspirations, with a lot of expectations in mind, and a lot of plans to carry out, but not everything may turn up the way we wanted. We all start our new jobs with enthusiasm and vigour, and overlook the demerits of those jobs. But as time passes and we start settling down, the real deal about such jobs starts to dawn upon us. This can really hamper your motivation on your jobs. Low salary, unfavourable working hours, unhealthy working environment and huge burden of work start affecting our mental approach and ultimately our efficiency starts deteriorating. Motivation on your job can be a pivotal factor in determining the output of your work,
In order to keep yourself motivated on your job, you should start finding ways of adding new dimensions by learning new tasks and even discuss the work of your colleagues from the other department. This will not only develop and diversify your professional knowledge but may also help you to be preferred as potential replacements or stand-ins for other coworkers.
While carrying out your tasks, you can motivate yourself by developing new, efficient and effective techniques, like the Gilbreths, in order to perform your job with a better output and turn-around time.
A key factor in enhancing your motivation and that of your colleagues is to improve the environment of the workplace. People are more comfortable working in a relaxed, tension-free and friendly environment. Always be polite to your colleagues and even if it is not the norm in your workplace, the infectiousness of your smile may prove to be lethal for the tight upper-lip at your workplace.
Developing the practice of celebrating different events, like birthdays of co-workers, anniversaries and the like, as is the norm in many organizations can really lighten up your mood and developing a cheerful and conducive environment at your workplace.
Many organizations work with a Goal-Achievement Focus, with special incentives for their achievement. Setting new personal targets for yourself can help you take on your work with an invigorated spirit, while also developing your efficiency level. Also traditions like Employee of the Month can help people motivate on their jobs.
Since it is people working in organizations, and it is they who make all the difference in the performance of an organization, they also have emotions. People can face different problems in an organization, especially related to their career. The help of counselors, especially those related to the career problems, are an effective manner to overcome such difficulties. If an organization does not offer such a feature, employees can be chosen as counselors in order to help their coworkers with their motivation.