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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Designing an Interesting Workspace

As you can see, this chapter is about the flip side of motivation: de-motivation. Getting rid of things that demotivate people might not motivate them, but it helps you get past the more minor complaints about the lousy lighting and lack of parking spaces to find out what will really motivate workers, such as job growth and advancement.

When it comes to eliminating demotivators, one good place to start is with the general appearance of your workplace. I've often been amazed at the number of businesses I've visited that haven't had a single picture hanging on the walls. I've even worked at companies where displaying anything personal in a cubicle was against policy. Now, I realize that you have to work within ...

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