10 basic elements to motivate and maintain the commitment of workers


As a result of the pandemic, two out of every 10 working people in Mexico consider that their mood at work worsened, another 10% say their motivation was negatively impacted after 2022, according to the study Post-pandemic labor adaptability in Mexico of OCC World.

The figure may seem low, but it really reflects that people are looking for new motivations, both on a personal and professional level, said David Centeno, deputy director of Strategy at OCC Mundial, at a press conference. But that is not the only thing that can influence a deterioration in the mood Of some collaborators, there are also workers who report frustration, constant stress, worry and exhaustion.

“It is very important to take care of it, because these same collaborators who may feel frustrated, stressed or worried can cause other collaborators to have the same feeling. It is very important to take care of it and generate strategies to motivate them”, explained the executive.

The study carried out by the online job bank identified that the elements that most influence the motivation of working people they are linked to aspects such as professional growth, well-being and economic stability.

In the report, which collected almost 9,500 responses from workers and people in an active job search, the workforce itself reported that The elements that most impact a positive mood are:

  1. Achieve professional growth and development
  2. Labor and economic stability
  3. Develop new skills and abilities
  4. Improve personal and professional life balance
  5. Pay rise
  6. Update and training
  7. Home office and hybrid work
  8. Return to face-to-face work
  9. The company’s interest in putting people’s well-being first
  10. Improve performance

“If we had done this type of survey five or ten years ago, it is very likely that the first aspect that a candidate or a collaborator paid attention to is the economic element, today it is no longer like that, today the collaborators are also concerned about the development professional, for developing the skills that allow them to meet the expectations of the organization and that is reflected in job stability and economic improvement, “said David Centeno.

However, despite the fact that the workers themselves report that in addition to the economic aspect, there are other factors that influence their mood at work, companies do not always guarantee these elements, recognized the specialist.

At the opposite pole, the workers themselves report that The factors that generate the most demotivation are:

  1. lack of growth
  2. Lack of company interest in wellness
  3. No salary increase
  4. Poor work-life balance
  5. Little job and economic stability
  6. few benefits
  7. Lack of updating and training
  8. no promotion
  9. decrease in salary
  10. Home office or hybrid work

What motivates each generation?

According to the OCC study, younger workers (18-29 years old) find greater motivation in professional growth, as does the development of new skills, But as you get older, priorities change.

Meanwhile, among employees between 30 and 39 years old, the main motivation factor at work is job and economic stabilityalthough they continue to give relevance to professional growth.

Something similar occurs between workers who are in the range of 40-49 years old and those who are over 50 years old, since salary increases lose some relevance among their main motivators, instead, the balance between work life and personal takes a bigger role in your mood.

“We know that talent is diverse and it is very important to consider this range of options. Today we cannot offer the same benefit to everyone, which is why the development of the plan of the employee value proposition is something important. We have stopped seeing our talent as something global and we perceive them as collaborators with diverse needs according to the group they belong to, this is very important to take into account”, David Centeno pointed out.



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