Motivating Your Employees Upon Their Return To The Office 

Published On 24th November 2021 by Kerri McMahon

There is no denying employee motivation has a vital impact on an organisation’s success and it is essential to ensure that employees are committed, driven and engaged whilst they’re working. Although you may assume that your employees are willing to work hard and be productive on a daily basis for your organisation, this isn’t actually the case and only 15% of employees worldwide feel motivated whilst they’re in the office. This number is even lower for the UK alone and, for this reason, it is essential to ensure you’re dedicating time and attention to motivating your employees upon their long-overdue return to the office. 

The importance of employee motivation

Not only does the motivation levels of your employees’ influence their performance throughout the working day, but it also has an effect on everything from levels of absenteeism and staff turnover rates. Generally speaking, when an employee is motivated, they will give their all to an organisation and continually over-achieve, but when they’re not motivated, they will struggle to complete their required daily tasks and often make mistakes in their work. 

Sometimes, motivation levels even have the ability to affect things such as; working relationships between colleagues and management teams, customer service, organisation reputation and recruitment success. It is undeniably more important than many initially realise to ensure all employees feel motivated when working in the office and having a motivated team can help to ensure your return to the office is a success. 

The best ways to motivate employees in the office 

Thankfully, there are a number of different ways an organisation can motivate their employees and these include both financial and non-financial methods and incentives. No matter how mundane an employee’s role within an organisation may seem, keeping motivation levels up isn’t necessarily a difficult task and even the simplest of changes can be really effective in this regard. 

More often than not, employees will feel most motivated when they’re working towards a specific goal and therefore, you should ensure that your team is familiar with your organisation’s goals, both long term and short term. Not only will this enable employees to drive their efforts towards achieving these goals, but it will also show them their efforts are benefiting the organisation and are therefore invaluable. Of course, reaching specific goals is always satisfying too and this satisfaction will be motivating when working towards new goals in the future. 

Recognising your employees’ hard work and efforts is another way to ensure that they remain motivated. When employees know they are appreciated, they are more likely to be committed and driven to perform at their best. Not to mention, recognising and celebrating hard work can also boost general morale, which can have a positive effect on motivation too. You always have the option to introduce new employee perks and benefits to help with motivation as well, and there are a number of different ideas to explore that can not only improve how driven your employees are to excel at work, but also their lives in general.

Even redecorating and rearranging your private office space can positively influence motivation levels and making some changes in this regard can be incredibly effective. Things such as swapping your cubicle layout for an open plan layout, painting your office inspiring colours, adding biophilic elements and creating relaxing breakout areas can result in your employees being more motivated. Your physical office space and the working environment you generate plays such a vital role in the overall performance of your team. 

Returning to a fully serviced office in London 

Upon your return to the office, if your workspace is no longer able to meet your needs, be sure to visit the One Avenue website. We provide a vast range of fully serviced offices in London, all of which can be customised to suit your organisation. All of our serviced office spaces are fully equipped too and we can help you to create a motivating environment for your employees. We pride ourselves on always putting organisations’ needs first, from the day we meet, and our genuinely friendly, helpfully and highly trained team will ensure you’re more than satisfied with your organisation’s new home. 

Customer service is incredibly important to us as well and our fully serviced offices in London stand out from the crown due to our exceptional hospitality. Not only do we offer a first-class office experience, but we also break the mould with our service levels and our team will be at your beck and call, always going above and beyond.