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5 Ways Managers Can Motivate Their People

The Integral Approach - Leadership Development Training and Programs

The Integral Approach is the cornerstone of our leadership development programs, as taught to many Perth businesses. It is a comprehensive theory that allows companies to fully express and realise their potential in their field.

Though this is by no means close to being complete, we would like to offer five ways that managers can motivate their employees. Those who have experienced our leadership development training programs would see these tips as habit by the time they finish; those who haven’t may find them enlightening. As always we would love to hear your thoughts on any of these.

Firm Performance Goals

Any employee, from entry-level to management, works better if they have been given clear goals for performance and the steps to get them there. These can be as simple as “complete all assignments on a daily basis” or as broad as “increase sales by 50% by December 2013.”

Whatever the case, an employee without a goal is like a ship without a rudder, at the mercy of the wind and the waves. Don’t leave your company’s future to the wind or the waves–create strong goals for everyone.

Provide the Necessary Support

While most employees like to feel that they have at least a small amount of autonomy, they must have support. Once you have provided strong goals, you must provide the resources, encouragement and support that they need to complete their tasks.

Protect Employees and Managers from Distractions

Often, employees who are more motivated than others often become the “go-to person” whenever anyone needs help. While this is a great kind of employee to have, they also need the freedom to do their own work without being bogged down with others’ problems.

Make sure that your employees and managers each have goals and the means to complete them. This will go a long way toward eliminating distractions.

Acknowledge Those who Make Progress or Complete Goals

There are many ways, both public and private, to do this, but people are more likely to work hard and make progress if they feel that they are appreciated for it.

Leadership Development and Training from Within

Integral Development’s leadership courses are available at our Perth campus or at your business location. Employees who are offered a personalised plan for advancement within a business always work harder.

To learn more, call (08) 9242 8122.

Ron Cacioppe

Ron Cacioppe is the Managing Director of Integral Development and holds a BSc, an MBA and a PhD. He has taught in the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

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