21 Tactics for Motivation

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Ensuring the perfect balance between communication, structure and incentives will result in maximum motivation.

To meet this challenge here are Inconnection’s 21 tactics for effective motivation.

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21 Tactics for Motivation

  1. 1. 21Tactics forMotivation
  2. 2. 21 Tactics for MotivationEnsuring the perfect balancebetween communication, structureand incentives will result inmaximum motivation.
  3. 3. 21 Tactics for MotivationEnsuring the perfect balancebetween communication, structureand incentives will result inmaximum motivation.To meet this challenge here areInconnection’s 21 tactics foreffective motivation.
  4. 4. 21 Tactics for MotivationNever threaten people 1
  5. 5. 21 Tactics for MotivationNever threaten peopleThreats alienate your colleagues andturn other against you. Instead, 1highlight the negative impact foreveryone in the team which resultsfrom failure. Understanding theimportance of success will make asignificant difference to motivation.
  6. 6. 21 Tactics for MotivationClear rewards areessential 2
  7. 7. 21 Tactics for MotivationClear rewards areessentialYou need to keep your workforce 2engaged and productive. In addition,praise good work, specificallypointing out what you are pleasedwith and why.
  8. 8. 21 Tactics for MotivationPeople work for money 3
  9. 9. 21 Tactics for MotivationPeople work for moneyUse performance incentives toprovide staff with the opportunity to 3earn more for themselves by earningmore for you. Everyone has a selfishside, and the right motivation willput it to work for you.
  10. 10. 21 Tactics for MotivationSet clear goals 4
  11. 11. 21 Tactics for MotivationSet clear goalsBe precise about what is expected. Ifyou have a specific goal, give clear 4and concise instructions on how toachieve it. People work better whenthey understand what is expected ofthem.
  12. 12. 21 Tactics for MotivationMeasure progress 5
  13. 13. 21 Tactics for MotivationMeasure progressUse both short-term and long-termgoals to guide the process, and 5create an environment in which bothmeasurement and feedback are clear.
  14. 14. 21 Tactics for MotivationSee both sides 6
  15. 15. 21 Tactics for MotivationSee both sidesPeople will generally work better foryou if you consider their personal 6needs, and adapt to suit them. Staffwho want to work for you are morevaluable than those who feel theyhave to.
  16. 16. 21 Tactics for MotivationDeadlines motivate 7
  17. 17. 21 Tactics for MotivationDeadlines motivatePeople are often at their mostproductive right before a deadline. 7Set a series of mini goals at keystages in order to increaseproductivity, this also helps to makelarge tasks to feel more manageable.
  18. 18. 21 Tactics for MotivationEncourage team spirit 8
  19. 19. 21 Tactics for MotivationEncourage team spiritPeople who feel part of a team willwork more effectively, and a feeling 8of camaraderie will create a teamspirit among the workers. Have aclear common purpose in order to getjobs done effectively, and dontforget team rewards such as socialevents when those targets are met.
  20. 20. 21 Tactics for MotivationPlease and thank you 9
  21. 21. 21 Tactics for MotivationPlease and thank youA simple thank you can besurprisingly effective, especially 9when you take the time to say why.This action will show that you havetaken notice, that you care and thatthe person in question adds value.
  22. 22. 21 Tactics for MotivationSingled out 10
  23. 23. 21 Tactics for MotivationSingled outRecognise and reward achievementon a one-to-one basis. Again, this 10shows that hard work isnt taken forgranted.
  24. 24. 21 Tactics for MotivationTailored tasks 11
  25. 25. 21 Tactics for MotivationTailored tasksIndividuals are all different, so dealwith them on that basis. Take into 11consideration different competencelevels. The most able may requiremore of a challenge. Adapt your styleappropriately, from instructing,through coaching to delegating.
  26. 26. 21 Tactics for MotivationStand back 12
  27. 27. 21 Tactics for MotivationStand backOnce you have focused on anoutcome, leave people to their own 12devices. No one works well withsomeone standing over their shoulderwhile they work. Clearlycommunicate the outcome required,and then let them loose to achieveit.
  28. 28. 21 Tactics for MotivationTrust and respect go a longway 13
  29. 29. 21 Tactics for MotivationTrust and respect go a longwayShow people that you have faith in 13them and they will try to justify thatfaith.
  30. 30. 21 Tactics for MotivationCreate new challenges 14
  31. 31. 21 Tactics for MotivationCreate new challengesWe all work better when we have agoal in mind, and progression is one 14of the best form of motivation.However, make sure you providehelpful feedback on progression sofar, as well as advice on how they canimprove further.
  32. 32. 21 Tactics for MotivationCreativity is key 15
  33. 33. 21 Tactics for MotivationCreativity is keyNot everyone works like you, so letpeople be creative. This provides an 15optimistic working environment, andcan also result in some amazingideas.
  34. 34. 21 Tactics for MotivationConstructive criticism isstill criticism 16
  35. 35. 21 Tactics for MotivationConstructive criticism isstill criticismCall it developmental feedback, and 16its more positive! Help people to seetheir faults in a positive way, butremember not to praise them first.As the saying goes everything beforethe bullshit!
  36. 36. 21 Tactics for MotivationDemand improvement 17
  37. 37. 21 Tactics for MotivationDemand improvementDont let people lose momentum andmerely stagnate. Keep raising the barand every time someone progresses, 17raise it that little bit higher.
  38. 38. 21 Tactics for MotivationMake work fun 18
  39. 39. 21 Tactics for MotivationMake work funWork is most enjoyable when itdoesnt feel like work. Let your staff 18have fun, and a positive environmentwill lead to better results.
  40. 40. 21 Tactics for MotivationClear the path 19
  41. 41. 21 Tactics for MotivationClear the pathCreate the opportunity for people toadvance. You can’t expect staff to 19progress if they feel there is nothingto aim for.
  42. 42. 21 Tactics for MotivationIts good to talk 20
  43. 43. 21 Tactics for MotivationIts good to talkCommunicate to avoid problems. Bykeeping the airways free for 20communication you will be aware ofissues before they become serious.
  44. 44. 21 Tactics for MotivationMix it up 21
  45. 45. 21 Tactics for MotivationMix it upStimulate your staff, and keep themmotivated by changing individuals 21tasks and creating a stimulating andcreative environment. This alsoprovides the opportunity to rewardpeople when a career promotion maynot be an option.
  46. 46. Find out more...Inconnection are a progressive, creative event management company dedicatedto helping organisations motivate, reward and incentivise your key people.We deliver experiences that inspire and involve people at every level acrossmany types of organisations, from small businesses to major internationalorganisations including Symantec, Michelin and Avnet. Inconnection UK LtdInconnection The CourtyardTel: +44 (0)161 482 8222 Earl Road Stanley GreenEmail: wowme@inconnection.uk.com Cheadle Hulme CheshireWeb: www.Inconnection.uk.com SK8 6GN
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