THE 8 STRONGEST DEMOTIVATORS
We are moving toward favoring more transparent, participatory leadership and management styles. Results of a study by the National Federation of Independent Business revealed these as the top demotivators to employees and co-workers. My brief commentary follows each on the list.
Micromanagement is #1 – Particularly hated by Generations X and Y/Millennials
Public criticism – Not only offensive to all, but discourages anything not deemed “safe”
Implied threats – Be direct and honest
Failing to provide praise – Demotivates everyone and most craved by Gen Y
Not explaining your actions – Discourages trust; people want transparency
Not following up – Why bother? Is the item/task not important?
Not sharing company data –The call for transparency is growing stronger
Failing to honor creative thinking and problem solving – Why bother?
What else would you add or substitute to the top 10? Please comment.
Phyllis Weiss Haserot www.pdcounsel.com