What motivates you at work? For some, it is their salary, for others getting on with work colleagues. A recent survey held the biggest single motivator is people’s enjoyment of their role. However, that same survey carried out by the Institute of Leadership and Management, revealed that 25% of employees think their appraisals are performed poorly by management.
Appraisals and performance reviews are an important part of your professional development. Recognition for work done and constructive, supportive feedback on improving performance can be key motivators. If you feel that that you are failing to meet the standards required but you are not being helped to achieve them, you are likely to feel demotivated very quickly. Equally, if you work hard and perform well you will feel frustrated if your efforts are never recognised or rewarded.
When things aren’t going well at work and you are struggling to meet expectations but feel unsupported you need to know what to do to turn things around. You need to know where to turn if you feel that management is failing to properly manage your performance and motivate you in your role.