In the workplace some jobs require the same type of task consistently repeated throughout the day. Often these task becomes so dull that job performance becomes compromised. Examples for this is burn out from the job. Signs of burnout is emotional exhaustion, and the reduced sense of personal accomplishment. This poses the question: How do managers keep employees from burnout? The solution is implemented by creating a environment in which motivation is encouraged. In a recent article in psychology today entitled “How to motivate employees: What managers need to know”, this discusses ways in which employees are benefitted by motivations.
One suggestion is to ask the employees if they are happy with their performance. Asking for feedback often helps the company adjust policies and practices so the morale of the workplace improves drastically. Some problems could be from how much they are paid to how some regulations could be unnecessary. However some things like workplace environment neutrally cannot be changed at all. For example if the companies nature is something more serious like life insurance the environment cannot be changed so drastically that the employees morale would be improved much.
Another suggestion is creating more interesting work and increasing responsibilities. This in turn makes the work environment more of a institution of learning rather than making money. Learning often something like a new task more enjoyable. To have the ability to master something new often works well for some people. Motivation often is the key for wanting to do something. Buisness review author Nitin Nohria, Boris Groysberg and Linda-Eling Lee describe a new model of employee motivation for Harvard Buisness Review. They described that emotional drives develop in multiple drives. These stages are : The drive to acquire( The acquisition of material things ect…), The drive to bond ( developing bonds such as love and belonging) , The drive to comprehend (ways to the make sense of the world), and the drive to defend ( defending the property and accomplishment). This makes sense because in order for the individual to have a sense of well-being they must be able to master all of these components.
The next suggestion is to create a reward system and a competition for some departments. For example this could be sales competition and whoever actually does well in their productivity. This will often allow positive reinforcement so the company will be more successful overtime. This creates a bond between friends at work, mutual reliance, collaboration and sharing, and create a sense of accomplishment. This creates formation and trust in the company.
Using these suggestions often are the keys of the successful companies to prevent burnout. This often plays a role that makes the ideal employee not want to quit their job. However biologically dopamine in the human brain plays a role in motivation as well. This allows the person to have motivations and have the ability to breathe, and function normally in everyday life. Creating motivation overall does increase dopamine in the brain thus work productivity is completed.