Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Success: How to really motivate your people

Management behaviors that INCREASE employee motivation:
  • Set clear and meaningful SMART goals
  • Provide the necessary resources, support and encouragement
  • Protect your people from irrelevant demands and distractions
  • Roll your sleeves up and help them out
  • Make progress visible
  • Recognize and acknowledge people who make incremental progress toward their goals every week
Management behaviors that DECREASE employee motivation:
  • Change the goals
  • Be indecisive
  • Withhold the resources they need to be successful
  • Cause setbacks or create roadblocks to impede their progress
  • Create intense time pressure
  • Keep your people in a state of constant crisis
  • Not let people see that they are making measurable progress every week
Eliminate the barriers to execution.

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