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
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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 

Contents

Build a motivated workforce
1
They do it for themselves
3
Know what drives people
5
Make employees feel like partners
7
Show employees how the business operates
9
Know your competition
11
Encourage intelligent risk taking
13
Inspire creative and innovative thinking
15
Offer incentives and morale boosters
29
Give your power away
31
Encourage accountability at all times
33
Build trust for a better tomorrow
35
Boost morale
37
Make it fun to make it motivating
39
Attack demotivators head on
41
Retain your employees
43

Affirm the link between motivation and performance
17
Help them achieve greater performance
19
Get employees to buy into your ideasand theirs
21
Be clear about rewards and recognition
23
Always expect the best from employees
25
Fire up successful performance
27
Put heart and soul into your team
45
Unleash the power of human potential
47
Other Titles in the McGrawHill Professional Education Series
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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.

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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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