Employee Productivity

Improving your employees’ productivity levels is often difficult. However, there are a few different tricks you can use to help motivate them. One of the most popular and most effective is to bring in a motivational speaker. These speakers often have different approaches to productivity, which means it’s not a bad idea to bring in several different speakers every year. Some employees may respond better to one approach than to others, so often one speaker’s method doesn’t work for everyone. Bringing in several, though, can result in many employees hearing something that motivates them. Here are some of the ways motivational speakers can help improve your employee productivity level.

They Are Outsiders

Motivational speakers are outsiders. They have no connection to your company, and many of your employees may have no idea who they are. This gives these speakers a number of different advantages. First, they can share their own personal stories. Employees most likely have never heard these stories before, and they may be inspired and motivated by them.

Second, your employees aren’t used to hearing these people. You may have tried to make them more productive on a number of occasions, but your phrasing and ideas are a part of their everyday work environment. Even if you say many of the same things a motivational speaker does, he or she might say it in just a slightly different way that really clicks with employees.

Third, these speakers probably know very little about your company and the way it operates. They’re coming in with a fresh look on everything. This outside point of view can present ideas that your employees may simply have never been exposed to before. These ideas may not necessarily be a part of your work culture, but they can often be added to it.

They Can Reinvigorate Your Team

Your team probably knows your company goals by heart, but they may not really understand them or even care about them if they’ve worked there for years. They may have become so used to hearing the same phrases about the company’s vision that the words have lost all meaning. A motivational speaker can help to reinvigorate your employees, giving them a reason to believe in your values once again.

In fact, you may even want to sit down with a motivational speaker before he or she speaks to your employees and discuss your company’s values and goals. Your motivational speaker may have ideas on how to revise your goals and vision statements so that they’re more inspirational and motivational. If your employees are engaged with your company goals, they’re likely to be much more productive. If you take help from expert motivational speakers in this way, you may find that their influence on your employees lasts for years.

They Improve Teamwork

Your motivational speakers can also teach people how to work together. They can provide a sense of community and enthusiasm that brings your employees together as a team. Some do this through various exercises and activities. Others do it by showing employees small ways that they can improve their overall teamwork. By working together, your team will be able to make progress more quickly and will even be more creative and innovative. This, in turn, will help improve your overall profitability.

They Show that Change Is Good

Employees may be very resistant to change, and your upper management may hate new ideas even more. But businesses that don’t change and grow are doomed to fail. However, trying to push unpopular change through your business from the top-down is often very difficult. That’s where a motivational speaker can come in. He or she may be able to present the changes in such a way that your employees understand why they’re necessary and what these changes can do. It often takes an outside voice with no connection to anyone at the company to present ideas in such a way that everyone understands why something new is being implemented.

They Can Help Overcome Cultural Barriers

If your team is composed of a number of individuals from different cultures and backgrounds, they may not know how to relate to each other. You may not know how to relate to them, either. A motivational speaker who specializes in this area can help bring your team together in ways that you might not have even thought of. They may also know how to motivate individuals from various cultures. Not everyone is motivated in the same way.

Make sure your motivational speaker provides his or her talk in a language everyone understands and can follow. In some cases, you may actually need a translator. If that’s the case, however, it may mean some of your motivational issues may come from a language barrier that you haven’t overcome yet.

Speakers Can Change How an Employee Views the Company

If an employee has brought a complaint or a suggestion to management and a speaker later talks directly about that issue, the employee is likely to feel like the company values his or her input. In that way, you can use speakers to help improve company morale, which connects directly to productivity. It’s a way of making your employees know that their contributions are welcome and valued. All it takes is one speaker to help change how someone sees the company.

By bringing in a new perspective, your speakers can share how they view the company with your employees, too. Many times, especially with employees who have been with the business for years, it’s easy to become so used to the view from the inside that people forget how outsiders see their company. They forget that they have special inside knowledge that colors their perception.

Let Motivational Speakers Lead Your Employees Forward

If you’re at a loss as to how to increase your productivity, it’s time to think about bringing in a motivational speaker. The way they can engage your employees, make them feel appreciated, and show them that their contributions are valued to not only the company but also to their customers is often so different from your approach that it will provide the boost your team needs to increase their productivity.

Author's Bio: 

I am Elianna Hyde, a freelance writer since 2009. I attended university of California and graduated with masters in mass communication. I loves watching TV shows, movies or anything that leads to entertainment. I always suggest unique and well researched content.