Motivating Employees
Posted: 26 February 2008 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Joined  2006-07-26

Check out this great interview from Knowledge @ Wharton (you might have to register to read it).

Here’s an excerpt:

Knowlege@Wharton: Are most employers, then, squashing the natural motivations people have to work hard? Is there sometime wrong in focusing too much on salaries as an incentive?

Cowen: A lot of employers put too much stress on money as an incentive and not enough on fun. They often don’t realize just how much their employees need to feel in control of their own destiny. But these are very common mistakes, and they usually arise because the employer himself or herself has a great need to feel in control. That’s often counter productive, and people rebel against it.

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Patrick Della Valle
Employment Law Information Network
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Chinchilla, PA 18411

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