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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Common Motivators

To help you see the other person's point of view, take a look at this list of things that stimulate different people to perform their jobs well:

  • Money

  • Respect

  • Challenge

  • Structure

  • An attractive work environment

  • Praise

  • Flexible work hours

  • Feeling like part of the team

  • Wearing casual clothing to work

  • Contributing ideas

  • Travel

  • Not having to travel

  • The chance to learn

  • Promotions

  • Camaraderie

  • Recognition

  • An award

  • Telecommuting

  • Free soda in the lunch room

  • A discount on company merchandise

  • A great retirement plan

  • Independence

  • Bonuses

  • A creative environment

  • Being thanked for extra work

  • Believing in the job

  • Working with other people

  • Having set processes

  • The boss's trust

Tip

To truly understand how motivations change, just think about what's motivating you to report ...

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