Employee satisfaction is a key ingredient to a productive workforce, but what are the methods of motivating staff beyond the obvious financial drivers?

A motivated workforce is a productive workforce with clear benefits to organisations of all kinds – including increased and improved worker output, as well as a lower level of staff turnover.

Salary increases are a nice-to-have, but, at times, unsuitable and unsustainable staff motivation technique. Beyond the bump in pay, staff motivation needs to occur on a day-to-day basis, and organisations should think outside the box, and the pay packet, when it comes to motivating staff

So, what are some of the non-monetary ways to motivate staff? Some organisations have found success in increasing motivation in the workplace with perks such as gym memberships and discounts at restaurants.

Staff motivation theories suggest that there are even easier and more cost effective ways to motivate staff every day – and that’s by being open and transparent with employees and by giving staff a platform to feedback and affect change within the organisation

One of the best ways to do that is with Enterprise social network Yammer. Yammer helps employees collaborate across departments, locations, and business apps – and, crucially, gives employees a voice and a real sense that their concerns and opinions are being heard.

By listening to employee feedback, organisations can better understand the blockers to a motivated staff, remove them and benefit from a happier and more productive workforce.

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