How often do you really take your time to identify the individual motives of your employees? In an article for kadry.infor.pl we offer some advice on how managers can do this on an everyday basis.
Invoking values that are not important for the employees may have the opposite effect to the one intended by the manager – if the employees feel something is forced upon them, they may put up resistance. By the same token, managing a team based on just extrinsic motivators is usually ineffective in the long run. Even if the value of benefits increases over time, such a system can lead to a professional burnout. What is the effective way of motivating employees in the 21st century, then?