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Title:
Motivating people : 10 minute guide
Author:
Muir, Nancy, 1954-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Macmillan USA, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780028636122
Format :
Book

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Managing and motivating people in the workplace means getting them to achieve goals, perform at their highest level and enjoy the work in a fear-free environment. The author provides the tools and techniques needed to achieve such an end.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1 What Motivates People?p. 1
Understanding Motivationp. 1
Patterns of Motivationp. 4
Motivations Changep. 6
Don't Mistake Your Motivation for Theirsp. 7
Common Motivatorsp. 9
2 Take Care of the Basicsp. 13
The Importance of Compensation Equityp. 13
Providing Special Financial Incentivesp. 20
Nobody's Business: Keeping Compensation Privatep. 22
Compensation Envy: Keeping Up with the Jonesesp. 23
3 Providing a Great Environmentp. 27
Understanding Motivators and Demotivatorsp. 28
Designing an Interesting Workspacep. 30
Ergonomics Means Safe and Comfortablep. 35
4 Giving Them What They Need to Succeedp. 39
Training the Troops: From On-the-Job Training to a Degreep. 39
Providing the Proper Toolsp. 45
5 Go Team!p. 49
Teamwork Todayp. 49
What Makes a Good Team?p. 51
Does Your Team Come with Baggage?p. 54
Leadership: It's Essential to a Successful Teamp. 57
Office Team Buildingp. 59
6 Throw a Party!p. 63
The Workplace: More Than Workp. 63
Parties That Motivatep. 67
Ten Great Party Ideasp. 70
7 Give a Giftp. 75
Gift Giving as Motivationp. 75
Shopping for Giftsp. 78
Free Company Stuffp. 81
Thanking the Familyp. 82
8 Getting Out of the Officep. 85
Telecommuting: When Work Comes Homep. 85
Hold That Meeting Off-Sitep. 90
Trips as Perksp. 93
9 Just Go Home!p. 95
Flex Time: A Hot Trendp. 95
Job Sharingp. 101
Taking Leavep. 102
10 Recognizing Achievementp. 105
The Importance of Recognitionp. 105
Giving Feedbackp. 106
The Art of Giving Performance Reviewsp. 109
Rewarding Excellencep. 113
11 Involving People in Innovationp. 117
The Foundation for Organizational Innovationp. 117
Soliciting Ideasp. 119
Creativity Techniquesp. 121
Acknowledging Contributionsp. 123
12 Providing Challengep. 125
Understanding Goal Fulfillmentp. 125
Assign an Interesting Projectp. 128
Listen Up!p. 131
Promoting from Withinp. 132
13 Share the Success!p. 135
Ownership Isn't Just for Ownersp. 135
Share a Piece of the Actionp. 136
Spread the Good News!p. 139
Now Get Out There and Motivate!p. 140
Glossaryp. 143
Indexp. 147