How to Motivate Every Employee: 24 Proven Tactics to Spark Productivity in the Workplace

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 17, 2002 - Business & Economics - 64 pages

24 Ways to Motivate Every Employee

Think about the managers who most influenced your career. They were successful because they infused employees--and organizations--with passion for work and motivation to achieve. 24 Ways to Motivate Every Employee provides two dozen creative and ready-to-use tools and techniques for ensuring that same enthusiasm, energy, and employee morale. Look to this concise but powerful book for workplace-tested techniques to:

  • Turn employees into partners
  • Encourage intelligent risk taking
  • Offer incentives and morale boosters
  • Build trust
  • Spread power around
  • Encourage accountability
  • Attack de-motivators
  • Make employees want to stay

24 Ways to Motivate Every Employee is filled with the employee-friendly, results-oriented strategies of Disney, Starbucks, Levi Strauss, and numerous other world-class companies. Let it show you how to build and maintain high employee spirits in your workplace and add measurable value to both your organization and your management career.


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The view on the "intrinsic" nature of motivation is an interesting philosophy. The “extrinsic” factors are often mistaken to be the key motivational factors whereas in real sense, these are simply “enablers” that can allow to "intrinsic" factors to generate motivational outputs - IG 


Build a motivated workforce
They do it for themselves
Know what drives people
Make employees feel like partners
Show employees how the business operates
Know your competition
Encourage intelligent risk taking
Inspire creative and innovative thinking
Offer incentives and morale boosters
Give your power away
Encourage accountability at all times
Build trust for a better tomorrow
Boost morale
Make it fun to make it motivating
Attack demotivators head on
Retain your employees

Affirm the link between motivation and performance
Help them achieve greater performance
Get employees to buy into your ideasand theirs
Be clear about rewards and recognition
Always expect the best from employees
Fire up successful performance
Put heart and soul into your team
Unleash the power of human potential
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Page 50 - Make the most of yourself ... for that is all there is of you.
Page 50 - Work can provide the opportunity for spiritual and personal, as well as financial, growth. If it doesn't, then we're wasting far too much of our lives on it.
Page 2 - Hewlett as follows. the policies and actions that flow from the belief that men and women want to do a good job, a creative job, and that if they are provided with the proper environment they will do so.
Page 48 - Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.
Page 26 - There are two things people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise.
Page 16 - There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different...
Page 20 - No man who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

About the author (2002)

Anne Bruce is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop leader. She has written a number of books, including Building a High Morale Workplace, Motivating Employees, and others.

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