One more time: how do you motivate employees? - Semantic ScholarBelow are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount. Publication Date: January 01, It's a manager's perennial question: "How do I get an employee to do what I want? Companies usually resort to positive KITAs, ranging from fringe benefits to employee counseling. But although a KITA might produce some change in behavior, it doesn't motivate.
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? (HBR Bestseller)
When Frederick Herzberg researched the sources of employee motivation during the s and s, he discovered a dichotomy that stills intrigues and baffles managers: The things that make people satisfied and motivated on the job are different in kind from the things that make them dissatisfied. Managed badly, environmental factors make people miserable, and they can certainly be demotivating. People are motivated, instead, by interesting work, challenge, and increasing responsibility. Imagine your workforce so motivated that employees relish more hours of work, not fewer, initiate increased responsibility themselves, and boast about their challenging work, not their paychecks or bonuses. An impossible dream? Not if you understand the counterintuitive force behind motivation—and the ineffectiveness of most performance incentives.
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It's a manager's perennial question: "How do I get an employee to do what I want? Companies usually resort to positive KITAs, ranging from fringe benefits to employee counseling.