People have a natural desire to grow, develop, and do meaningful work. When a work environment does not support these needs, individuals can become disengaged and de-motivated. A lack of motivation can play out in many forms including lost productivity, high absenteeism, employee turnover and high accident rates.
Poor morale can block creativity, innovation and create a workplace where people simply don’t bring their heart and souls to work. Unmotivated individuals are not likely to put in discretionary effort, perform at a high level, endorse the organization or even stay. This can cost employers millions of dollars every year.