How can creating employee stakeholders boost motivation?
Success is a mutually beneficial proposition between the employer and employee. If an organisation is to thrive, its employees must perform to the very best of their abilities; in turn, employees benefit in manifold ways from their employer’s success, such as increased job security and higher remuneration.
Although this is the theory upon which the world of employment is built, the day-to-day reality of the workplace means the virtuous circle of success is not always readily apparent, or is too slow to manifest itself to act as an effective motivator.
However, the more aligned employees feel to the overall goals of the organisation, the more engaged they are in their work.
Ian Bird, business development director at Secondsight, explains: “Having a stake in the organisation can be the difference between an employee simply turning up and doing their job [or] driving them to succeed, as they have a longer-term vested interest.”
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