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Warm Greetings to Everyone,

My today’s Blog focuses on the importance of Employee Motivation which is so vital to the growth of an Organization. Understanding an Organization takes time and is a gradual process. One of my Leadership Mentor and Author of Start with Why, Simon Sinek says ‘when people are financially invested, they want a return but when people are emotionally invested they want to contribute. Eminent Marketing and Organizational Advisor, Sybil Stershic in her book, Taking Care of the People who matter mostconfirms ‘The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will be your customers. Motivation is generally what energizes, maintains and controls the behavior of an employee; it acts as a stimulus for desirable actions. An inspired workforce will lead to highly productive staff which will eventually lead to high profitability. Sometimes what a few words of motivation said or written in the right way can do, even a good compensation hike cannot do.

In this regard, I would like to put forth the importance of feedback in the appraisal system. The central purpose of any performance appraisal system is to provide constructive and reasonably detailed feedback in order to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the Employee thereby facilitating the growth and development of the organization. Vague and un-clear feedback confuses the employee. Statements like ‘Agree with the Appraisee’ followed by Rating without any reasoning – needs to change. Further, a streamlined 360 degree feedback system would bring in more transparency and entertain a healthy work culture.  Some of you may disagree, would love to know your opinion on this.

Marilyn Carlson, former CEO of the Carlson Companies said on what high performing companies should be striving to create – ‘A great place for great people to do great work’.

So rather than working with systems (metaphorically), if we work with people and work in an environment where every single person wins, we will be the world’s best Organization.

Further, I inspire you all to work in order to impress yourself and not anyone, to raise your quality of deliverables every single day. Lead in your own role. I have always stressed the need to realize your leadership potential. You definitely don’t need a title to lead. The sooner you realize the better it is. Many people say, “Narendra has excellent managerial qualities”. I have a different perspective. More than a manager, I want to become an effective Leader and I don’t need any title to become one. Imagine if every single employee in the organization leads, the day is not far when we will be the number one organization in the world.

No matter what, Stay Motivated. Be inspired…..Always

My Best Wishes and Regards,

Narendra Gupta

Work for a cause, not for a applause. Live Life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt…………..Author unknown.