Principles of Human Motivation

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Principles of Human Motivation
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
1. Have a reason. Adults want to see a purpose in what we do.
2. Develop a sense of responsibility. People should be proud of their accomplishments.
3. Employees need to know that we take them into account. Involve them in the task, enrich their work.
4. Give recognition, stimulation and approval. The greatest human need is the need for appreciation.
5. Link rewards to performance. In life and in work, there are values.
6. Provide rewards that are valued.
7. Promote healthy competition to avoid disloyalty. The team spirit must prevail as mutual support.
8. Be accessible. Barriers in communication creates misunderstanding.
9. Welcome people in public and correct them in private.
10. Practice active listening with your team, set up meetings, promote coexistence.
11. A high self-esteem of the head will spread to the others.
12. Consider the internal reasons.
13. Give opportunities by delegating in your team.
14. Let people m...Sign up

Wow. Who can suggest #18?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Hi Antonio, your list of motivation principles is amazing and comprehensive.
Still I challenge 12manage members to come up with additional...Sign up

18. Motivation is a Dynamic Process
Jaime Fernandez V., Professor, Chile, Member
A very good and useful list. I might add a personal preference - on which I would appreciate your feedback.
Motivation is a process; never a mean...Sign up

19. Belonging to a Group
Andrew Clark, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
I suggest 19. People need purpose and belonging and appreciation from the groups they belong to.
Principle 1 (reason) and 4 (appreciation...Sign up

On 16: Motivation is an Inside Job
Frederic A Parker, Consultant, United States, Member
Similar to # 16. Motivation is an inside job. I think this is an umbrella (overarching) principle for motivation for which all of the above are facets...Sign up

On 14: Allow people to Make Mistakes
Jose Wilson Massa, Consultant, Brazil, Member
Many leaders forget this one. If you do not permit a mistake margin, people won't try to find new ways to solve problems or create new solution...Sign up

20. Have the Will to Motivate
Unfortunately, what I see in most cases is that we have bosses not leaders... Bosses will never have the good will to inspire and motivate their emplo...Sign up

On 17. Treat People as People
samir mahoud elgamal, Project Manager, Egypt, Member
This one means a lot to me and I believe it is key to improve many good things....Sign up

20 Principles of Human Motivation
Stefano Segato, Director, Italy, Member
Dear Antonio Barranco Ruiz, I agree with the editor, your list is amazing and comprehensive really. Thanks for supporting the development of Human Res...Sign up

Human Motivation in Practice
sonia.sun, China, Member
Great summary. On the other hand, practice is much more than such summary....Sign up

On 9: Correcting People in Private
Margaret Kilonzo, Manager, Kenya, Member
I totally agree with principle 9. I have seen how bosses have lowered staff self esteem by correcting them in public.
This has resulted in low p...Sign up

21. Tell People Where you are Going
Antonio Cucurachi, Italy, Member
Allow me to suggest an additonal principle to the excellent list of Antonio Barranco Ruiz...
The number 21 could be:
Tell always to your te...Sign up

22. Recognize the Positive Impact of What we do on Others
Abiola Yusuff, Business Consultant, Nigeria, Member
Antonio, that was a great write up! And I agree with Jaime that human beings are dynamic in nature, so also motivation should be dynamic.
Our nee...Sign up

In Agreement. But Complex
A.J. Bierman, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
I'm in total agreement with the comments and contributions of the members.
It is only once you have worked with people that you realize that ...Sign up

17 Principles of Human Motivation
Lucio Reyes Barranca, HR Consultant, Mexico, Member
Hi, Antonio. Incredible! How simple it looks to obtain motivation by applying this list. Obviously it requires a lot of effort, but it's time every on...Sign up

23. Communicate your Focus
Romy Sson, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
People are motivated to do something if they know and understand what you expect them to achieve....Sign up

On 5. Link Reward to Performance
Khalil Rajati, industrial enginer, Iran, Member
Many people think their reward does not match their performance.
The manager should convince them through a face to face meeting....Sign up

On 11. Self-esteem and Conduct of Leader
Damith Baduraliyage, Student (MBA), Sri Lanka, Member
I strongly support on no 11. The self esteem, self conduct and manner that the leader carries himself/herself will be infectious in a subtle manner th...Sign up

24. Encourage Co-operation Amongst Team Members
Tinus van der Merwe
I would like to add "encourage co-operation amongst team members"....Sign up

25. Eliminate Demotivators
Andrew Clark, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
Many organisations and groups could get an instant productivity lift by eliminating the demotivating policies and management attitudes and practices t...Sign up

On 25. Eliminating De-motivators
Jaime Fernandez V., Professor, Chile, Member
What a great word: de-motivator! I congratulate those who used it. In the management "state of the art" - where anti-democratic leadership styles are ...Sign up

26. Provide Reasons to Work Beyond Just Earning Money
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Provide a reason for employees to go to work other than just the bottom line... Think of other people than themselves. Do something for the poor. Allo...Sign up

27. Avoid Discouraging your Team
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
If you don´t want to motivate the persons in your team, at least, don´t discourage them. This is indeed one way of motivating.
Keep your team aw...Sign up

Hertzberg, Mc Gregor and Motivation
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
Herzberg gave us 2 factors:
1. Maintenance and hygiene factors: wages, working conditions, ...Sign up

Incentives versus Motivation
Andrew Clark, Business Consultant, Australia, Member
There is a difference between incentives and motivation.
Motivation is the intrinsic nature of a person that spurs them to action....Sign up

Incentives versus Motivation
Jaime Fernandez V., Professor, Chile, Member
Andrew, your comments are very useful. This distinction that you made deepens our understanding....Sign up

Motivating Forum
edward sevume, Sweden, Member
For some few weeks back, I came upon Antonio´s principles on what motivates us - what Antonio himself labled as lessons learned from management litera...Sign up

On 17. Treat People as People
X Mbane, Manager, Member
I fully agree with Antonio B. Ruiz especially number 17.
People are not interested in any manager until they see how much does he cares. Any huma...Sign up

On 17. In 'Workforce' the Human is First, the Employee Second
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Agree, I have heard somewhere that it is more important to get along with people in the workplace than the actual work you are doing. Translated: rela...Sign up

On 16. People do Things for Their Own Reasons
Grijseels, Coach, Netherlands, Member
People move towards something they want or like and move away from something they dislike. All context related.
People only move towards somethin...Sign up

28: First Understand Each Individual Person
Abdul Rahman, Management Consultant, Malaysia, Member
I think the toughest job for a manager is trying to understand each team member before even thinking of motivating them.
We tend to generalize th...Sign up

10 Laws of Human Motivation
Syed Noman Mustafa, Manager, Pakistan, Member
Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from within. It comes from the personal enjoyment and educational achievement that we derive from doing ...Sign up

On Principles of Human Motivation #4: Create a sense of Win-win Achievement
veronica gordon, Student (University), Jamaica, Member
The work place should allow employers and employees to feel a sense of achievement liken to a win-win situation....Sign up

29. Give Ongoing Education Opportunities
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
I believe it is also important to provide employees with ongoing company/industry specific and university training education opportunities....Sign up

30. Ask Each One in Person How they Evaluate Their Own Strength and Knowhow, and How they Could Contribute in the Best Way
Karin Mogard, Consultant, Norway, Member
People often have good knowledge on several items, but they can have a great passion for one particular item - and would love to show it. You can moti...Sign up

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