What is your purpose in your organization? It’s to work hard for your organization this is simply your purpose. It doesn’t matter how high or how low is your position. For as long as you’re employed one of your important duties is to work hard so that every centavo that is paid to you would be worth it.
But somehow this is not always the reality because when an employee is employed his main motivation is to earn. An employee will work because he/she wants to earn, he doesn’t know yet his purpose in his organization. Who will inform an employee that he is not employed simply to earn? It depends on the organization, but essentially this should be done before the newly hired employee officially does his job.
Then as he do his job the responsibility to reinforce his purpose in the organization rest on the shoulder of his immediate boss/manager. The manager will do this in two ways: The first is through verbal motivation and the second is leadership by example. Verbal motivation is most effective when it’s done without emphasizing who is the boss and subordinate.
In the aspect of leadership by example, the manager should lead the way. If he tells his subordinate that his purpose is to work hard then it is incumbent upon the manager to work hard also. The manager should walk his talk and not simply talk and talk.