Carrot and the Stick Approach to Motivating Employees

Carrot and the Stick Approach to Motivating Employees

Motivation is a vicious cycle. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack Defined loosely, it is the “general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” Thus, it goes without saying that reward and punishment, in varying degrees, are both necessary means of ensuring that an employee is motivated. The “carrot and the stick” approach is another way of putting it. Fjallraven Mochilas Baratas Visualize this idiom in this way: a cart driver dangles a carrot in front of a mule, holding a stick behind it. The mule moves towards the carrot, wanting the reward of food; while it moves away from the stick behind it, which signifies the pain of a beating. The cart is thus drawn, and the driver gets to his destination. fjallraven kanken With this principle in mind, here are a few guidelines which can serve as an effective “carrot and the stick” to drive employees towards success. Kanken Mini new balance femme Money is not the only motivator. Not all problems can be solved by throwing money at it. Compra Mochilas Kanken Although earning a living is one of the main reasons why employees work in the first place, work satisfaction and relationships are equally as important. According to a study by Business Insider India, 58% of men and 74% of women would refuse a higher paying job if it meant not getting along with coworkers. Also, work satisfaction means passion; a drive and commitment to excellence. new balance 2017 Bill Gates and Steve Jobs may be billionaires, but what drives them is knowing that they are making a difference in the world. Thus, the management may want to look into other aspects and not just consider money as their only carrot. timberland femme Reward major milestones. The best way to keep employees on their toes is to reward sparingly for major milestones. This has roots in human psychology: normal, routinary activities should not be overly acknowledged because it might make the employee complacent. Fjallraven Kanken Mochilas buy ffxiv Items After all, these are simple tasks which are expected of him in the first place. On the other hand, major milestones such as closing a deal with a new client, reaching sales quotas, and the like, must be positively reinforced by the management and HR. asics france adidas gazelle soldes By doing so, the employee would be motivated to do even better in his future tasks. cheap bns gold Punish consistently. Although positive reinforcement is more effective in motivating individuals as a whole (Skinner), the importance of negative reinforcement, or Punishment, should not be understated. nike air max 1 Mochilas Kanken Big Especially in the corporate world where small mistakes can cost an entire project, the employee must know what boundaries not to cross, and what Don’t’s must be avoided. Also, it goes without saying that punishment must be delivered consistently to all employees alike. By doing so, it effectively sends a message to the whole office that everyone needs to work together in order for the system to work. nike air presto Conclusion In the end, a successful ‘carrot and the stick’ approach will instill in the employees a genuine love and desire for their work.

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