Nobody works 100% of the time. We all take breaks, whether it’s time spent browsing the web, socializing, grabbing a snack, or even napping. 

70% of employees are disengaged at work, which is currently costing American companies up to $550 billion annually in lost revenue.

So how do you fight disengagement and keep your team motivated and focused? Try these four proven techniques to wake up your workforce:

4 Types of Effective Employee Motivation

  1. Intrinsic: Invest in your employees’ professional development and education, and assign tasks that help them learn new skills and apply their interests to their work.
  2. Extrinsic: Offer rewards and other perks, such as flexible scheduling, to create stress-free work environments.
  3. Personal: Get to know and show respect for your team.
  4. Peer: Tap into people’s generosity and competitive nature to help them work harder.

What’s keeping your teammates' heads out of the game? This infographic by CompanyFolders explains what turns employees into disengaged drones, and what you can do to bring them back to life.

Give Your Employees a Shot of Motivation

Disengagement can spread to the rest of your workplace by draining the good energy from the larger team. Learn what preventative strategies you should set in place by checking out these 5 Easy-to-Execute Strategies to Skyrocket Your Employee Engagement.