42 Smart Employee Motivation Quotes

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1.“We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.” –Tony Hsieh.

2.“Engaged employees are psychological “owners,” drive performance and innovation, and move the organisation forward.” –Gallup.

3.“Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” –Kevin Kruse.

4.“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey.

5.“Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.” –Paul Marciano.

6.“Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” –Napoleon Hill.

7.“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs.

8.“Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.” –Meghan Biro.

9.“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel.” –Sybil F. Stershic.

10.“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.” –Angela Ahrendts.

11.“Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.” –Ian Hutchinson.

12.“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” –Epictetus.

13.“Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.” –Lee Lacocca.

14.“Engaging the hearts, minds, and hands of talent is the most sustainable source of competitive advantage.” –Greg Harris.

15.“Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.” –Richard Branson.

16.“This is the only country in the world where today’s employee is tomorrow’s employer.” –Marco Rubio.

17.“To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.” –Kenneth Thomas.

18.“Create caring and robust connections between every employee and their work, customers, leaders, managers, and the organization to achieve results that matter to everyone in this sentence.” –David Zinger.

19.“People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That’s the new talent contract.” –Pamela Stroko.

20.“When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” –Betty Bender.

21.“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.” –Jack Welch.

22.“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

23.“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle.

24.“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” –Simon Sinek.

25.“Turned on people figure out how to beat the competition, turned off people only complain about being beaten by the competition.” –Ben Simontan.

26.“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” –Buddha.

27.“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” –Zig Ziglar.

28.“Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.” –Tracy Streckenbach.

29.“Engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work); disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).” –Blessing White.

30.“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.” –Mary Kay Ash.

31.“Business and human endeavors are systems… We tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved.” –Peter Senge.

32.“Every company has a culture. The question is whether it’s the culture that you want. Is it the culture that is going to be able to deliver great guest experiences?” –Shane Green.

33.“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” –Dale Carnegie.

34.“Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” –Peter Drucker.

35.“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” –Tom Peters.

36.“On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work.” –Marilyn Carlson.

37.“…you have to want to be engaged. There has to be deep-seated desire in your heart and mind to participate, to be involved, and to make a difference. If the desire isn’t there, no person or book can plant it within you.” –Tim Clark.

38.“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard.

39.“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” –Sam Walton.

40.“A group of people get together and exist as an institution we call a company so they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society, a phrase which sounds trite but is fundamental.” –David Packard.

41.“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne Mulcahy.

42.“You’ll attract the employees you need if you can explain why your mission is compelling: not why it’s important in general, but why you’re doing something important that no one else is going to get done.” –Peter Thiel.