A recent study released by Gallup found that 51% of Americans are disengaged and unhappy at work.
That figure represents a massive problem for companies. After all, disengagement in the workplace is perhaps the number one detriment to productivity. It also means that your employees are likely doing nothing to try and improve processes which allows for your company to scale.
Bottom line, disengagement and distaste in a workforce mean people just going through the motions. And your workforce just going through the motions means your company is falling behind.
How then, can employers reinvigorate their staff?
One of the key methods people are turning to is hiring a motivational international speaker. International speakers are world renowned for giving speeches that inspire and get listeners back on track to being their best.
Below are 5 reasons why your company should consider investing in one.
1) Boost Fun and Energy
If your team seems like they’re stuck in a rut, a motivational international speaker may be able to help them out of it. Motivational speakers can help your employees have more faith in their abilities. They can help them visualize the amount of success they can have if they invest themselves every day in the workplace.
A motivational speaker will instill confidence in your workforce in a way that brings fun back into the office.
2) Alter Perceptions
When employees hear the same mission statement from their managers day in and day out, they often become numb to the message. A motivational speaker can flip those messages on their head and make consuming them feel exciting again.
When coming at them from a different angle, messages that felt monotonous will feel like opportunities.
3) Bring in New Ideas
A company is only as good as the ideas flowing through it. Motivational speakers can offer a perspective from other places they’ve worked within similar business niches.
They can ask questions of employees, challenge workflows, and help your team do critical, breakthrough inducing thinking.
4) Solidify Your Company’s Vision
When you or a manager is directing a group on a daily basis, it can be hard for employees to buy into “the vision” after a while. This goes back to that numbing mentioned earlier.
When a vivacious, eloquent new person comes in and repeats your messages, this leads to validity. Not only are people going to be engaged and listen to the motivational speaker you bring in but when s/he validates the direction your group is headed in, employees will buy into your company vision like never before.
5) Show You Care
Many workplaces suffer from not investing enough in their employees. This approach is sometimes due to having poor long-term vision. It can also be a byproduct of trying to cut costs.
Whatever the reason, not showing your employees that you’re invested in them will cost your business in the long run.
Getting a motivational guest speaker at an event for your business will show employees that your company has a culture that cares. It shows that you not only want them to succeed at what they’re doing today but are invested in their future dreams and professional development.
That investment will go a long way for your business.
Wrapping up the Benefits of Hiring a Motivational International Speaker
Hiring a renowned international speaker that specializes in motivating employees can bring a lot of benefits to your organization. Chiefly, it can reinvigorate your staff and help them buy back into your company’s vision.
That buy-in means a higher likelihood of getting the most out of your workforce on a daily basis.
For more information on how to get the most out of your employees and tools to solve other business problems, read more on the Rafferty Pendery blog.