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Barriers to Motivation: 20 Principles of De-motivation
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
Some keys to discourage teams (and to lose money) in business are the following:
D1. Having little contact with people.
D2. Leave the people in the background.
D3. Give no explanation.
D4. Give everything as if everyone knows it.
D5. Disqualify people in public.
D6. Make people feel useless.
D7. Steal the merits of the team.
D8. Blame the team about the mistakes and assume their success.
D9. Treat the team as if it were our own.
D10. Cut all the efforts, aspirations and dreams of people.
D11. Be jealous of team members.
D12. Create an environment of uncertainty and fear.
D13. The abuse of authority.
D14. Play favouritism.
D15. Divide the tasks in a capricious and unjustified way.
D16. Donít listen: thinking that one is always the absolute truth.
D17. Discriminating against people because of age, education, experience, job and salary.
D18. Have prejudices about people and expect litt...
On D7 and D8: The Window Mirror Principle
Romy Sson, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
Try this out:
- When a project is successful. look out the window
and look for the people who deserve the credit. Then look at the mirror ...