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HR Tips - Motivation

Wednesday, September 29, 2010   By Mike Reddy


The quality and style of your leadership will be key to the motivation levels of your team members and to the success of any action you take to enhance their motivation.

Some factors are likely to have a positive affect on motivation, whilst others tend only to have a negative impact. For example, being paid a 'fair' wage is not likely to highly motivate a team member, but the perception of being paid unfairly can be very demotivating.

Motivating your team members is not always the answer to improving your business performance. Their motivation is only one factor affecting performance, so be realistic about your aims.

Your arrival in the office and the first moments you spend with team members each day have an immeasurable impact on their motivation and morale, so start the day right. Share the goals and expectations for the day. Let your team know that today is going to be a great day - you can make their day.

Mike Reddy is a Chartered Accountant, business coach and advisor helping businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast to easily increase their profits and cash flow. He is currently President of the North Sydney Chamber of Commerce, a Regional Councillor for Sydney North East and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sydney leadership team. As well as advising businesses, Mike presents business development seminars and webinars and is regularly contacted by the media to comment on small business matters. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.