- Praise the employee for a job well done--or even partially well done.
- If an employee is bored, involve that individual in a discussion about ways to create a more satisfying career path, including promotions based on concrete outcomes.
- State your clear expectations for task accomplishment.
- Ensure that the job description involves a variety of tasks.
- Ensure that the employee sees that what she’s doing impacts the whole process or task that others will also be part of.
- Make sure that the employee feels that what he/she is doing is meaningful.
- Provide feedback along the way, pointing out both positive and negative aspects.
- Allow for an appropriate amount of autonomy for the employee based on previous and anticipated accomplishment.
- Increase the depth and breadth of what the employee is currently doing.
- Provide the employee with adequate opportunity to succeed.
July 8, 2009
10 Quick Ways to Motivate
by David Javitch - Employee Management