June 30, 2010
Do You Motivate Individuality?
As a leader, you want to be attentive and nurture everyone you supervise. Problem is – everyone has unique needs, and one size doesn't fit all.
"Each individual has different motivations and goals," says Jill Smart, chief HR officer for Accenture. "We have a tool called the Personal Engagement List. It helps me understand each team member's personal priorities. Then I can work with each team member to boost their satisfaction in their high-priority areas, which leads to increased motivation and engagement overall."
YoungEntrepreneur.com recommends meeting individually with employees, help them clarify personal goals and identify the skills they need to achieve those goals.
Allbusiness.com suggests creating a link between the organization and personal objectives. Work with each employee on a career plan that considers skills and goals.
Recognize employees as whole people, celebrate their roles outside work, and acknowledge Life/Work boundaries. Find out their personal priorities and cater to those while keeping the company's performance in mind, suggests Businessweek.com.
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By Muriel Vega
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand