Motivation is an important responsibility of managers. McClelland & Burnham (2008) state that effective managers possess two characteristics: democratic leadership style and emotional control. Managers can be inspired by Google Inc.’s approach of encouraging their employees to follow their personal interests. Cook (2012) asserts that Google Inc. offers its employees an unstructured work schedule to help them complete their projects. Google Inc.’s online platform has helped increase the creativity of individuals through their personal projects. Pink (2009) states that the best way for employees to be inspired is to create a workplace where they can achieve autonomy, mastery and have a purpose. To improve organizational performance, motivation should be customized to meet the individual needs.
Startups cannot offer their employees motivational incentives nor monetary stipends. Mindtools (2022) says that creating an environment where employees feel valued and appreciated is the best way for a motivated workforce. Workplaces must be open to employees’ needs and desires. Without challenging goals, a motivated employee can’t contribute to the success and growth of the business. Employees should work towards reaching attainable goals by setting SMART objectives.
The startup must also implement a system to help its employees maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Employees can be in control of job opportunities like education and promotions. This concept of staff earning promotions for their hard work can motivate employees and help them achieve their goals. Knowing the requirements of each individual within a company can help you achieve your goals and change how you work. The firm’s performance will be improved by adapting non-monetary rewards to meet workers’ needs.