Keeping employees motivated at work is truly a constant battle for managers. In fact, a recent Gallup survey found that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work on a regular basis. Distractions are the common enemy of us all; and, the all too familiar issue of failure to prioritize is no small beast and it frequently runs rampant in many companies. With so many to-do items vying for your employees’ attention, how do you keep them consistently focused and motivated? It may not be as hard as you think. You can improve employee motivation by enabling autonomy; encouraging communication; being positive; recognizing effort and achievement; providing ample coaching and training; and encouraging employees to embrace failure.