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Motivating at Work: Empowering Employees to Give Their Best

Book Description

Follow these handy tips and you will increase team performance—while making the job more enjoyable for everyone. Become a leader who inspires and rewards employees to give their best. Raise expectations and performance. Learn how to create a motivating workplace. Increase productivity with the LEARN method.

Coverage includes—

  • To define the empowered workplace

  • To define qualities of supervision in an empowered workplace

  • To explain what motivates individual behavior

  • Table of Contents

    1. Learning Objectives For:
    2. Dedication
    3. To the Reader
    4. A One-Page Productivity Plan…
    5. Introduction
    6. Create the Motivating Workplace
      1. Meet the Difficult Employee
        1. When Difficult Employees Act Up
      2. Why Employees don’t get the Job Done!
        1. Check these Out!
        2. Enter Time Theft
      3. Close the Commitment Gap!
        1. Measure the Productivity
        2. Open to Growth
      4. What makes Employees Happy?
        1. We Need to Survive.
        2. We Need Security.
        3. We Need to Belong.
        4. We Need Prestige.
        5. We Need Self-Fulfillment.
        6. Where are You on the Ladder?
      5. Ten Qualities Employees want in a Job
        1. Are You Receiving the Top Ten?
        2. Are You Giving the Top Ten?
        3. Steps to Improved Productivity
      6. Your One-Page Productivity Plan
    7. Motivating through Enpowerment
      1. How to Empower Your Staff
        1. The Three Phases of Empowerment
      2. The First Phase of Empowerment
        1. Refining the Art of Delegation
      3. The Second Phase of Empowerment
      4. The Third Phase of Empowerment
        1. Build Empowerment into Your Day
        2. Opportunity
        3. The Ladder of Empowerment
      5. The Empowering Supervisor
        1. The Empowering Supervisor Illuminates
        2. The Empowering Supervisor Heals
        3. The Empowering Supervisor Guides
        4. The Empowering Supervisor Empowers
      6. The Empowering Organization
      7. Become an Empowering Organization
        1. Cash Prizes
        2. Lunch with CEO
        3. Manager Incentives
        4. Suggestion Box
        5. Employee Incentives
        6. The Company Store
    8. Five Steps to Success
      1. Learn to Lead
        1. The Efficient-Manager Checklist
        2. Employees who Think for Themselves
        3. Bonus Section: Pass on the Vision
        4. Share the Vision!
        5. Creating the Vision
        6. What is Your Vision?
        7. Case Situation #1
      2. Examine Expectations
        1. Reorganize the Work Flow
        2. Make Work Interesting
        3. Bonus Section: S.O.S.: Solution Finder
        4. S.O.S. = Situation Opportunity Solution
        5. Case Situation #2
      3. Act Like You Care
        1. Learn to Listen
        2. Keep Employees Informed
        3. A Listening and Informing Survey
        4. Bonus Section: Your Unique Style
        5. Four Personality Types
        6. Which Personality Type are You?
        7. What each Personality Type Needs to be Effective
        8. When Under Stress
        9. What’s in It for You?
        10. How to Use the Styles
        11. Case Situation #3
      4. Respect Employees as Professionals
        1. Respect Employees’ Feelings
        2. Recognize Quality Performance
        3. A Time for You!
        4. Bonus Section: The Power of 4
        5. Synchronized Energy
        6. The Fun Factor!
        7. Case Situation #4
      5. Never Stifle Personal Growth
        1. How High is Your I.Q.?
        2. What is Your Organization’s I.Q.?
        3. How do You do It?
        4. How Does Your Garden Grow?
        5. Bonus Section: Your Score Sheet
        6. Goal Setting…Start Here!
        7. Your Development Plan
        8. Aim for the Top
        9. Continue Your Climb
        10. Case Situation #5
    9. Practice What You’ve Learned
      1. Two-Week Checklist
      2. Three-Week Checklist
      3. One-Month Checklist
      4. Your Empowerment Plan