6 things you're doing to demotivate your staff

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Before looking at ways to motivate your staff, you must look at how you demotivate them. You might not even be aware that what you do demotivates your staff. Disenchanted employees skyrocket turnover rates, often leaving companies without the workers they really needed to retain. While most employers make the mistake of thinking that money will improve any issues related to employee motivation, you probably know by now that money usually doesn’t buy employee happiness. What does? Helping employees feel in control of their environment. So what are you doing wrong, and how can you motivate your staff again?

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  • Six things youre doing to demotivate your staff By:
  • Motivation goes hand in hand with staff morale
  • Money usually doesnt buy employee happiness
  • So what are you doing to demotivate your staff?
  • 1. You dont challenge your staff
  • Challenged employees are more passionate
  • Offer them variety
  • Opportunities for leadership & recognition
  • 2. You discourage open communication
  • Communication = key to healthy work environment
  • Make yourself always available to address any concerns staff might have
  • Keep communication lines open
  • Give everyone equal participation in the success of your business
  • 3. You dont listen to your staff
  • Know their dreams & aspirations
  • What excites them
  • What keeps them up at night
  • Where they want to end up
  • 4. Youre not flexible
  • Your team members are not robots
  • Allow them to make their own mistakes
  • 5. You dont recognize accomplishments
  • Tells them you dont care about the work they do
  • Discourages them from taking healthy risks
  • When your team members feel celebrated, they are more motivated to hit your companys milestones
  • 6. You dont set clear expectations
  • Knowing whats expected increases productivity by 5-10%
  • Team members need to understand the impact they have on the company
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