Lesson 24º









You need to motivate the employees to fight for their goals.

A motivated group will give their best.

If the culture of the organization is orientated exclusively to punishing bad behaviour, the employees will limit themselves to not making mistakes.

If on the contrary, their culture is to reward good behaviour, the employees will try and give their best.

The leader is conscious that if he demands dedication from his team, he has to compensate them.

Nobody works out of the goodness of their heart. Behind people’s effort there is the expectation to achieve something in return (money, acknowledgement, training, etc).

The leader should use different mechanisms to motivate.

Although money is important it is not the only way to motivate, besides in certain circumstances it is not the most effective motivator.

Many people consider their professional development to be more important; to feel valued, be considered part of the group, work in a friendly environment, have autonomy, have power to make decisions, etc.

Giving employees the opportunity to free all of their talent, their creativeness, give them the opportunity to contribute, give the best, is extremely motivating.

An organization that does not pay attention to motivating will end up with unenthusiastic staff, with a low level of commitment.

You need to make sure all levels of staff in the company are motivated, not only the people with a high position.

You need to avoid insulting the lower levels when you reward the executives with greater rewards.

When the company profit increases and shares go up, the leader should try to ensure that he shareholders aren’t the only ones that benefit, but also the staff (after all, they have made the results possible).