9Motivating ThroughMeaningful Feedback

The purpose of monitoring and observing is to improve substandard performance and reinforce good performance. This is accomplished by motivating through meaningful feedback.

Some managers motivate by handing out awards for a job well done. Others motivate by giving monetary incentives. Yet others motivate by rewarding employees with time off or other nonmonetary prizes. Handing out awards, incentives, and rewards may motivate employees, but these types of motivation are usually short lived and employees become conditioned to expect something just for doing their jobs.

Effective managers know that the best and longest lasting form of motivation occurs when employees are made to feel good about the jobs they ...

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