Herzberg’s Motivators and Hygiene Factors

When you’re seeking to motivate people, firstly get rid of the things that are annoying them about the company and the workplace. Make sure they’re treated fairly, and with respect.

Once you’ve done this, look for ways in which you can help people grow within their jobs, give them opportunities for achievement, and praise that achievement wherever you find it.

courtesy of an article on workplace motivation on mindtools.com

Are you driven?

Outcomes that we feel are worthwhile drive us. By focusing on a business outcome we’re acknowledging that estimates are never accurate and that we can’t anticipate everything up front. Murphy’s Law tells us that shit will happen.

Courtesy of an excellent article by Simon Baker on LinkedIn.

Great Advice…

Write down 10 or 20 things that in all honesty won’t make a big difference to yourselves or your business and don’t do them or do them extremely quickly and not brilliantly well. Because you are not an idiot, and have the best interests of the company in mind, explain to people calmly and politely why that is not a focus.

Courtesy of a great article by Tom Goodwin I found on LinkedIn Pulse