Last Updated: Oct 10, 2014
When your employees just don’t seem to care about what they do and put little effort into their jobs, it’s easy to blame it on the employee. Before you give up on ever finding anyone with a good work ethic, check out these eight things you should be doing to motivate and inspire your employees.

Do you ever feel like your employees are slacking off? Do they seem unmotivated, and show little or no initiative? Do you have some employees who show up, but seem to do as little work as they possibly can?

Before you blame the problem on the younger generation’s lack of work ethic, or just plain laziness, consider whether you and your company are doing all you should be doing to motivate your employees and make them feel needed and important.

Here are eight things you should be doing to accomplish those goals.


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At the heart of every employee is someone who feels either valued or devalued. Employees who feel valued are more likely to give you their best. Those who feel devalued are more likely to slack off or develop a lackadaisical attitude. You have it in your power as manager of your business to empower your employees to be more productive, efficient, and diligent.

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