This week we discussed motivation and it’s role in the workplace. One of the big challenges for managers and leaders is battling low moral. There are many things that can cause low moral in a hospital setting, such as high patient loads, lack of recognition, contention between coworkers, little or no room for advancement, little or no incentives, poor benefits, etc. I learned that it is important for leaders to always be looking for ways to motivate their peers. In order to do that, leaders need to listen to the needs and concerns of their peers to gain an understanding of what may be causing low moral or a lack of motivation. Providing incentives that interest the employee population can be a great way to motivate employees to improve moral and performance, which can lead to better patient care and higher patient satisfaction rates, which will pay for itself in the end.