Upping Employee Productivity with Motivational Seminars
One of the main reasons companies request motivational seminars is to help increase employee productivity. If you consider your own employees, you're probably thinking that they're giving it their best. The truth is that the average employee works at about 50% of his or her capacity. Imagine what you can achieve if that can be increased to 60%, 70% or even 85% of total capacity.
Sounds a bit 'magical', doesn't it?
But the truth is that your employees often lose sight of why they are doing what they do. Lack of focus and vision are among the top causes of a decrease in productivity. This can sometimes lead to inner conflict, which can show itself in a number of ways, affecting the individual's professional and personal life alike. In the end you still have to pay a salary, while the effectiveness of the individual remains at half of what it can be.
How is the Problem Solved?
An initial reaction would be to dangle 'carrots' in front of your employees – bonuses, salary increases and more benefits. If that doesn't work, disciplinary hearings,and ultimately, if nothing else works… well, you know what we mean. This, in turn, can lead to expensive cases brought before the CCMA, which can drag on for months, if not years, and cost thousands.
Motivational seminars rely on speakers to inspire the audiences they communicate with. It's an exercise that seeks to realign your employees with your goals by communicating with their personal motivation, their own ambition. This ensures that they themselves want to work harder and achieve more - no longer do you have to use incentives to inspire them, only to reward them.
The efficacy of these events are solidified through speakers with a rich background in a field that has some relevance to your industry, or at least the audience. This ensures that the speaker is able to connect with the audience on a personal level, which increases the overall effectiveness. Naturally, a long term increase in your bottom line requires a periodic 'refill' of your employees' drive and ambition. After all, they're only human.
Motivational seminars are effective, and can make a difference - not only to the success of the business, but to the lives of your employees. Invest in them, and you'll be reaping the rewards long after the speaker has left the building.