March 3 is Employee Appreciation Day. How are you planning on rewarding your employees? If it slipped your mind, don’t […]
You are an AMA reader – you are smart and you’re busy. You don’t have time to waste; you have […]
Is your attitude holding you back from achieving your full potential? When managers decide whether to promote employees, they have a lot to consider. Does the employee have the right mix of skills? Does he show initiative? Is she sincerely interested in the future of the company? Take this quick, six-question quiz to find out whether your attitude might be holding you back.
Think you know how to get your team to work together? Imagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea—with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet—to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world’s toughest ocean races.
Sometimes difficult employees can really hold a project up. Here are 5 tips to motivate: Determine why the Staller resists […]
Motivation is easy if you take the time to get to know your employees. Observe your direct reports to determine whether their needs are being met. Ask them key questions to help you figure out what’s working for them and what isn’t. After you find that out, take action to help them progress in the organization. You get the dual victory of countering workplace dissatisfaction and helping your team kick into high gear.
Managers often struggle to get their team into high gear without using financial incentives. They don’t realize that the best motivation is self-motivation—and you don’t need a dime to get your staff going.
Employees who feel appreciated and have meaningful work to perform are inclined to be loyal for as long as they are there. But few people feel an obligation to remain once the work becomes boring to them and/or they move on to a new job. Hence the “new loyalty:” commitment associated with the here and now. Aim to secure loyalty for as long as your direct reports are with you—whether it’s for a matter of months or years.
As a manager, you have an opportunity to set standards that boost the health and well-being of your work environment. […]