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How to Manage People, 2nd Edition by Michael Armstrong

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APPROACHES TO MOTIVATION

Taking the lessons learnt from motivation theory into account, the approaches you can adopt to motivating people can be classified under three headings:

1 valuing people;

2 rewarding them financially;

3 providing non-financial rewards.

Valuing people

Motivation will be enhanced if people feel that they are valued. This means investing in their success, trusting and empowering them, giving them the opportunity to be involved in matters with which they are concerned, keeping them fully in the picture, treating them fairly and like human beings, rather than ‘resources’ to be exploited in the interests of management, and providing them with rewards (financial and non-financial) which demonstrate the extent to which they are ...

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