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A Keynote Speaker Promotes Methods to Increase Workplace Motivation

A keynote speaker states that when the needs of each person are met, they have more energy to devote to work.

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Performance of an individual is a product of ability and motivation. A keynote speaker tells us that ability is a long-term challenge to improve, depending on many factors, whereas motivation can be easily maximized in just a few key steps.

Motivation in the workplace has been intensively researched and many theories on its maximization exist. Maslow’s “A Theory of Human Motivation,” states that in order to fully motivate an individual and maximize their potential, their hierarchy of needs must first be fulfilled, one tier at a time: Physiological, Safety, Social, Esteem and Self-Actualization.

Physiological needs comprise the first tier. In the workplace, this concerns the individual’s pay. In it’s most simple form, motivation in the workplace can be achieved with a competitive salary. The next tier to satisfy is safety. An employee who feels physically and financially safe at work, in addition to feeling that their health and wellbeing is accounted for will be more motivated. Next, our keynote speaker states that the social needs of an individual must be considered: if an employee has a sense of belonging and value in the workplace then their motivation will increase. This leads on to the individual’s esteem needs as feeling valued and respected by others encourages self-esteem and self-respect, resulting in self-confidence and increased motivation. Finally, self-actualization, the idea that “what a man can be, he must be.” By fulfilling all other tiers, an individual will be motivated to the point that they strive to accomplish everything they can, maximizing their performance and ultimately the performance of the workplace as a whole.

A keynote speaker reminds us that behind every successful workplace is a motivated team of employees.

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Improve Productivity in the Workplace with a Sense of Direction

A sense of direction encourages increased productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance

Give your employees a sense of purpose and productivity in the workplace will follow. There are two main advantages to ensuring that your employees are fully aware of the philosophy of the company, and the direction that it is going in:

They Know What They’re Working Towards

For many people, the first day of work is very similar. You are taken to your work station, be that a desk or a cubicle, given a quick introduction about what your role is going to be, directed to the emergency exits and coffee making facilities, and then you are left to get on with it. It is rare that you are given a sense of the philosophy of the company or the direction that it is hoping to move in. The main problem with this is that you begin to lack structure when you are confronted with a problem. If an employee knows the aims of the company, they will find solutions that best further those aims. This will benefit the business and productivity in the workplace far more than a solution chosen blindly.

They Feel Part of the Success

One of the main complaints of employees is that they don’t feel as though they are making a difference. They see their work as menial and therefore take little joy from the successes of the company. The result is a disinterested workforce. Give your employees a sense of the direction that the company is hoping to go, and identify their role in pushing the company forward. This will enable employees to take pleasure in the work that they are doing; secure in the knowledge that they are doing something important.

When your employees buy into the philosophy of the company, everybody benefits. Give them the tools to do so by giving them a good narrative of the business’ aims and philosophy and productivity in the workplace is bound to follow.

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Why You Should Not Use Monetary Incentives to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Sometimes, in the end, using money as an incentive can negatively impact productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.

Sometimes using money as an incentive to increase productivity in the workplace can give you quick results that may appear effective at first, but in the end can demotivate further. Money gives short-term benefits to the organization and the employees, as well.

Increased Costs

It is quite obvious that when you tend to give out benefits you will in turn, incur major costs, depending on the spending. These will cut into the business profits and as a profit-making organization, this might not be one of the best ways to motivate your employees. When the motivation levels reach their peak, the monetary incentives become a ongoing expense.


Trying to increase the productivity in the workplace can often be something that will take time to plan and then execute. Sometimes trying to involve money may require you to raise the money and so on. This means that there is going to be a lot of logistics in preparing a package that suits each employee.

Lastly, the benefit derived from money is short term. For example, give an employee an incentive this month, next month they will expect another one. This means you have to be prepared to face such issues when you decide to use money as a motivator to increase productivity in the workplace.

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More Motivation Tips for Productivity in the Workplace

It is important to keep the staff motivated so as to maintain high levels of productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.

Productivity in the workplace is something that is driven by the levels of motivation in the workplace. As management, you need to ensure that employees are well motivated in order to increase this aspect of your organization. Nothing can be as derailing as an organization that has everything but productivity.

Interest in the Career

There isn’t much more motivating than knowing that your top level managers, or simply put, your boss, is interested in your career. In the end, you will find that employees will be motivated to achieve more for an organization that offers more opportunities for them or at least is concerned about their future. The key here is to be genuine about your interests in the employees’ future and you will see an increase in productivity in the workplace.

Work-Life Balance

Employees are humans and as such shouldn’t be overworked. When you take interest in how employees are balancing their family and work, it gives them a boost. They will be more productive in the hours they work and also will be happier because they are able to spend time doing other things that are not work related. When employees are appreciated like this, they will often be grateful and that gratitude is shown through productivity in the workplace.

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Motivational Keynote Speaker Highlights on Limitations of Goal Setting

A motivational keynote speaker will tell you that it is important to always set your goals carefully, so that they are not too difficult to achieve.

 Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being, and Peak Human Performance.

 Motivational speakers often give talks on setting goals and it’s importance. There are major benefits to be derived from the process of setting goals. But, like other things, situations might go south if this process is not done with great caution.


Goal setting often involves to-do lists and because of this, you find that people will prioritize the list, with the more tedious tasks at the beginning. A motivational keynote speaker says that some times, you might feel overwhelmed by the task and in the end resolve to procrastinating. Because there are other takes that you might enjoy that are on the list, you will end up doing those instead. Researchers say that procrastination rewards in the short term and is most likely to happen often, once someone starts.


This is a major disadvantage of setting goals in life. Life is too unpredictable to be setting fixed goals and designing a path you want to follow. When you set rigid, stiff goals, you will have trouble trying to achieve them and as a result, you will become demotivated. In order to fight this, ensure that you build in some degree of unforeseen circumstances in your life. Also, don’t discourage yourself because life is unpredictable.

Motivational keynote speaker Andy Core says goal setting is very delicate and needs careful execution.

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