The 10 biggest employee motivation killers

An oppressive workplace, a few Debbie Downers and micromanaging bosses could be among the reasons your employees aren’t motivated at work.

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Think of the last time you were happy at work.

Let’s imagine it was two days ago. You finally finished a long-term project that had been keeping you up at night.

Now think of the motivation this happiness gave you. At that moment, you probably felt you could conquer any challenge. Your productivity was probably at its peak.

It’s no wonder; a happy employee is also a productive one.

Then something happened that killed your motivation. Unfortunately (and usually sooner rather than later), something negative will take you back to the starting point.

One of these 10 motivation killers will usually find a way to sneak up on your employees’ happiness and kick it to the floor:

1. Inadequate rewards: Does your salary reflect your worth? If not, that sucks.

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