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Manager’s Guide to Motivating Employees 2/E by Anne Bruce

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Chapter 3Encouraging Entrepreneurial Thinking

Help People Feel Like They Own the Place

If you want your employees to be motivated to do their best, and if you want them to be the most valuable asset on your balance sheet, then let them feel and experience ownership in the organization. Effective managers make every employee feel like a business partner. Why? Because when people feel ownership of something, they look out for it.

Make Everyone Feel Like a Business Partner

Encouraging an entrepreneurial mind-set goes beyond profit sharing and stock options. It’s a motivating attitude instilled in others by you, the manager. We see this attitude demonstrated and translated into profits in companies such as Zappos, Google, 3M, Southwest Airlines, ...

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