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What’s the secret to motivating employees?  This infographic explains it.  Hint: it isn’t just money!

How to motivate your employees

Motivating employees isn’t as simple as paying them more.  People are complex and lots of different factors contribute to their overall level of job satisfaction, and what motivates people to do their best work.  Happiness, career aspirations, challenges, money, stress, are all factors that contributing factors in employee motivation.

There is an optimal level of arousal that is key to motivating people.  This can be brought about in many ways:  employee recognition, dialogue with employees, employee coaching, and healthy relationships with bosses and co-workers.

There is a material impact to having disengaged employees. Human resources professionals must manage their organizations with finesse, constantly looking for that optimal level workplace satisfaction which keeps employees motivated and engaged.