Inspiring employees to give their best performances

People have varied reasons for working the jobs they do.

Many may be at their current jobs out of necessity, since working a job that they may not like all that much is still better than having no reliable source of income.

Some may be fortunate enough to have jobs that they are extremely passionate about, allowing them to earn money while also living their dreams.

There’s definitely something that makes people work. The reasons may vary, but for an employer, a better question to ask is what can make an employee work better.

Employers are constantly looking for ways of inspiring employees to give their best performances. But it’s rarely enough to just give them important responsibilities or high salaries to get them motivated and working their best.

Instead of offering material gains or greater power, employers can motivate their people better by letting them understand that the different tasks they are asked to accomplish every day matter.

Employers can further detail the importance of a particular employee’s role and in the process make that individual understand that they are not just some cog in a machine.

If they are given more information, and it is revealed to them that the tasks they complete are essential, then they may be able to respond by producing higher quality output even on normal days at work.

Inspiring employees as opposed to simply providing them with incentives to chase after is the better way to draw out their best work, and it can even remain effective over an extended period of time as opposed to just serving momentary motivation.

The employees that work because they are inspired to do so are the ones companies will really want, as their desire to make a real difference can also lead to bigger and better things for everyone involved.

Dreaming big is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged for everyone, but dreaming smart is even better.

Continue to dream, and do it big and do it smart.


Ambition can be a double-edged sword, prone to harming or capable of protecting depending upon the desires of the wielder.

Ambition can be an endless source of motivation, fueling an individual to greater heights, or it can be all-consuming, and the primary cause of a downward spiral.

Ambition can be both essential and toxic, so given the risks, is it really wise for people to continue aiming high, even if their targets may be out of range?

The answer, as always, is not straightforward.

When it comes to dreaming big, it’s wise to at least keep the tips of your toes on the ground as you tilt your head towards the skies.

The key to controlling your ambitions, as opposed to having them control you, is to have a clear head about them.

It’s obviously difficult to let go of something you’ve wanted so badly for so long, regardless of whether it is a professional or personal goal, but there are simply times when this painful act becomes a necessary one.

When answering the question of whether dreaming big can ever be a bad thing, the answer is a yet with a distinct caveat.

It’s obviously unwise to keep going after something that may simply be unattainable, but that’s a stumbling block as opposed to a brick wall.

Continue to dream, and do it big too if you want but be smart as well, because it’s way too easy to get lost when fixated only on a single goal and direction.

Perhaps the real peril is not in dreaming big, but in dreaming carelessly, in allowing ambitions to become obsessions instead of motivations.

Dreaming big is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged for everyone, but dreaming smart is even better and probably even the ideal course of action for those aiming for real gains and sustained success.