Do Employees Want to Be Motivated or Do They Want to Be Happy?
“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower
By Elizabeth Stincelli, DM
Motivation provides us with our reasons for behaving in a particular way. Each of us is motivated by something different. If you can identify what incentives will motivate individual employees, you can use incentives, almost like a bribe, to get the behaviors you want.
How do we motivate?
If you want to successfully motivate employees you must first determine what excites them, what gives them purpose, and what they role want to play in the organization. Establish clear performance metrics with specific goals that can be measured. Be clear about the benefits and provide support. Communicate clearly, consistently, and often so employees know where…
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