Myth #1 “I can motivate people”
You can’t motivate people anymore than you can empower them
Myth #2 “Money is a good motivator”
Not really, certain things like money, a nice office and job security can help people from becoming less motivated, but they usually don’t help people to becoming less motivated.
Myth #3 “Fear is a damn good Motivator”
Fear is a great motivator–for a very short-term.
Myth #4 “I know what motivates me, so I know what motivates my employees”
You might be motivated much more by recognition of a job well done.
Myth #5 “increased job satisfaction means increased job performance”
Increased job satisfaction does not necessarily mean increased job performance.
Myth #6 “I can’t comprehend employee motivator–it’s a science”
There are some very basics steps you can take that will go a long way toward supporting your employees to motivate themselves toward increased performance to their jobs.