Compiled by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz 3/13
When you meet people who are enthusiastic about their work, aren’t you impressed? As the Manager or Business Owner, use the following to “motivate” your people.
0. Adequately “define” the Goals, when you give them an assignment. Assure that they understand your expectations
1. Give them Exciting Work to do – when you can. Ideally, you can have a balance of fun & challenging tasks for them. Getting to know their Talents & what they like to do, will help you in assigning tasks.
2. Give them Exciting People to work with – who will be fun to work with and challenge them to do more (ie, be more creative)
3. Encourage a “Culture of Creativity”. Tell them you want to hear their wild & crazy ideas. Give them a certain amount of time & money to work on these ideas – till they can be proven useful or not. If not “as-is”, can it be modified to be useful?
4. Keep Excited yourself. You’re the Role Model. Get excited when they have a significant accomplishment or make a major breakthrough. Let them know it.
5. Recognition – in front of their associates, other key employees. It will build their confidence and show others that you appreciate good work, so others will want to do the same.
6. Praise: Commend them for their good work, creativity, speed, cost-saving – whatever is appropriate. You’ll both feel good about it and you’ll motivate them to higher achievement.
7. Explain how their Contribution makes a difference: to your Team, the organization – in helping meet the Goals, its importance, the benefits to them & the organization – the difference it makes.
8. Help them Grow: by delegating greater responsibility & challenges. Rotate assignments, so they can learn new skills and understand the overall operation better. Send them to training, when you have the opportunity.
9. Create Self-Managing Teams, so they feel you trust them. Give them the responsibility for accomplishing the goals. Have them keep you informed of their progress – so you can advise – if needed.
10. Encourage Teams to Compete, (friendly) and this will challenge each team to do their best. Try to use parts of each Team – to be fair.
Comments: What else could we do to motivate?