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Hi Hafeeza,

I think motivation is a very vague / ambiguous term. How can one person who is motivated to come everyday to office but not be motivated to work in same office?

The reason i gave this example is I come everyday to office because i get paid to be present (mind you not to work). Everyone has his//her own reasons to be motivated and demotivated, and believe me you cannot provide a customised solution to your each and every employee.

But there is again a very big factor directly associated with this phenomenon "it's contagious". As single positive electron can charge other , so does an positive employee (I am not using the word motivated employee as i don't wish to contradict with my 1st statement)

Don't motivate employees they will use motivation for useless things, make them positively charged towards organisational objectives.

To make my point: I would give you an example

Two months back a very senior and trusted partner left my organisation, his team was demotivated. We waited for a month to let the morning complete but after that it began affecting the positivity of other division. My smart HR manager immediately appointed a new manager from other team who was having high aspirations. It worked like a magic wand. In a week the team was performing better.

Two days back i asked him what did he do to get the team on his side and erase the remains of previous manager. He put it in one word "COMMUNICATE".

He communicated his positivity to the team. And got it back on track..NO MOTIVATION ka lecture , NO TRAINING but clear plain communication.

What he did was he cleared all the negative communication (the doubts, the uncertainty etc etc) gave clear picture (about organisations objectives), created trust and faith among his team members and later positively communicated organisations expectation from the team and each individual, also assertively communicated the reparations of not meeting the expectations.

I think strong and positive communication from top management to its expectations from its employees towards meeting organisation objective would help you. This would start positive change in organisation. Management should also be clear in terms of what employees with get back in return against meeting orgnisational objectives.

Once a clear positive message is communicated we can review the affects periodically and also establish a continuous two way communication channel for this.

Hope this would be useful



From India, Mumbai
Hello Hafeeza,
I think you have some excellent pieces of advice from the members here--not sure if any more can be added, without the risk of repetition.
However, I would highlight one aspect w.r.t. Motivation--this is NOT something that's practiced on-and-off. It's a continuous affair IF you want the tempo to sustain.
This small snippet of the well-known Motivational Speaker, Zig Ziglar, will convey the message better than me:
After a speech one day, Zig Ziglar was approached by someone in the audience who said: "Zig, it was a great speech, but...motivation doesn't last."
Zig said, "Bathing doesn't either. That's why I recommend it daily!"
Guess you get the point.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
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From India, Pune
Dear Sir,
Pl. start PMS every three months instead of once in a year.
Pl. remove employees who are playing politics.Remain employees will automatically get motivated for a longer duration.Very good environment make happy for long time.
Stream line work pressure in all employees. It's not like that one is doing very hard work & another isn't doing hard work. appraisal would be same. fair appraisal would be given.
Above mention all points employees will be happy long time instead of one day picnic.

From India, Vadodara

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