What makes an employee DEMOTIVATION at workplace?

As an employer, you have a certain amount of responsibility for the motivation and wellbeing of your workforce. For a team to function to the best of its ability, all members must be fully engaged and fully committed. It’s important to recognize that true engagement will mean different things to different people and to understand what really drives an individual’s motivation.

It’s crucial to really listen and respond to your employees’ needs to ensure high levels of engagement throughout your company. Spotting the warning signs of demotivation early and addressing them quickly can help encourage employee contentment and talent retention.

If you fear that one of your employees may be lacking in motivation, here are a few common causes that could be at the root of the issue.

1.  Lack of Career Vision

In the majority of cases, money is merely one part of an employee’s motivation. Most people want to have clear career objectives in place to feel that there’s progression for them within their organization. Career visioning can be a useful process in setting clear, long-term goals for an employee so that they can proactively work towards projected outcomes.

2. Job Insecurity

Following on from the above point, a lack of career vision can give rise to feelings of insecurity. All employees want to feel a sense of security and longevity in their roles and an employer must help facilitate this with regular coaching and objective setting.

3. Feeling Under-Valued

If an employee feels that their efforts are not being recognized or appreciated, they’ll soon begin to lack energy and commitment in their role. It’s important to celebrate successes and give credit where credit’s due. Try to make sure that achievements are rewarded – even if it’s just with a pat on the back.

4. No Development Opportunities

Regular training and development opportunities can help boost employee motivation and engagement. Most employees will value ongoing learning potential and the sense that they’re expanding and improving their skills and knowledge. If a workplace feels stagnant, non-progressive and uninspired – your employees’ motivation levels will soon dwindle. Get regular feedback from your team to see where increased training or development opportunities would be best placed and appreciated.

5. Poor Leadership

Effective leadership is an essential factor in the motivation of your staff. If strong leadership is lacking or is negatively affecting the outlook of the team – certain employees may start to feel demoralized.  Leaders must have a flexible, inclusive approach to managing a team and be able to communicate clearly whilst instilling confidence and focus. If a particular team or individual is lacking motivation in your business, it may be due to a lack of good management.

6. Conflict

Conflict in the workplace is hugely detrimental. Healthy debate is often productive, but it’s important to keep an eye out for any workplace intimidation or bullying. Some employees may feel worried to come forward about issues relating to a fellow colleague - which is where an anonymous employee survey may help to reveal any problem areas.

7. Unrealistic Workload

It’s important to keep a check on the expectations and demands that are being placed upon your employees. If someone feels overburdened by a large, impossible workload – they can soon become disillusioned, stressed and lose motivation. Equally, if an employee has a workload that’s too light or not varied enough, they might quickly lose interest.

Sources: MichealPage

MoU Signing Ceremony between NTC Group and IPC Tertiary Institute, NZ Date: July 20, 2015

The CEO’s Speech for MoU Signing Ceremony between NTC Group and IPC Tertiary Institute, NZ
Date: July 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

  • -  Mr. Khiet Vo, Marketing Director of IPC, New Zealand
  • -  Ms. Nghi Tran, IPC Regional Representative based in Ho Chi Min city
  • -  The Management Team of NTC Group

    Today I am absolutely delighted and honored to be here with you on this occasion to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Educational Cooperation between NTC Group and IPC Tertiary Institute, New Zealand.
    NTC Group, which consists of Sovannaphumi School, Bridgeton School, Newton Thilay School, American Pacific School, and East-West International School, is widely renowned for being committed to be one of the leading educational communities in Cambodia that is locally and internationally recognized for the formal and non-formal education that are being offered to Cambodians and non-Cambodians, in partnership with the Ministry of Education Youth and sports in the development of human resources in Cambodia. NTC Group has been recognized nationwide since 1996.

    Likewise, IPC Tertiary Institute, one of New Zealand’s t o p educational institutions has a good reputation in providing a professional learning experience for students in International Business, Marketing, Management, Accounting, International Relations, TESOL, Japanese Studies and Environmental Studies through internationally recognized and NZQA-accredited diplomas, degrees, and post-graduate programs.
    The MoU signed here today will help provide us with a committed approach to working more closely together, which will allow us to reach our common goal, 'the pursuit of the internationalization of education'. Each side will create many significant activities, such as the promotion of student cultural exchange, the promotion of study opportunities, the promotion of training program exchange, assistance to support study and educational opportunities as well as holding seminars, workshops and conferences in the area of education.

    I would therefore like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone whose dedication and efforts have contributed to the finalization of this MoU. In particular, I would like to thank Mr. Khiet Vo and Ms. Nghi Tran, the representatives of IPC Tertiary Institute, for their efforts, insights, goodwill and friendship, which have made the signing of this MoU a reality.
    Finally, I would like to say that I am confident that through our efforts and commitment, we will be able to achieve more and to be able to continue to develop even stronger relationships and friendships between the two institutions. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that NTC Group will do whatever it can in order to provide a successful and fruitful implementation of this MOU.