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26 Nov 2021
At different stages of their life and careers, people are motivated by very different needs. Whilst it’s not the responsibility of the manager to meet all of these needs, it is useful to understand some of the different motivators. Good managers are good motivators - they create an environment where staff have a sense of pride in their jobs and enjoy what they do.
Motivating people is about finding out what motivates each employee and then providing these challenges, opportunities or rewards for a job well done, so that they want to work better and be more successful in what they do.
Achieving this doesn’t happen by itself – it requires effort and leadership.
- Involve employees in the decisions that affect their job
- Good leadership and regular communication is the best motivation for most employees.
- Discuss with your staff what is important to them and what motivates them. The easiest way to find out is to ask them!
- Get to know your employees and find out what makes them tick.
- Make sure any motivation for an individual does not undermine team motivation.
On an on-going basis make sure that you
- Keep doing the basics right. If you’re not providing fair wages and safe working and living conditions, then it could be an uphill battle to motivate staff.
- Keep looking for opportunities to motivate your employees regularly.
- Schedule in bigger rewards like bonuses, salary increases or promotions, but make sure it’s clear what’s needed to receive them.
We’re all different and motivated by different things. While many people come to work for the money, money is rarely a powerful motivator by itself. Understanding what motivates the people within your team will enable you to provide the specific challenges and rewards needed to grow both individual and team performance.
26 Nov 2021
62 kgs DM/day
2454 kgs DM/ha
% in milk
Crude Protein Level
Farm walk notes:
* TAD: 2.0 PKE, 1.0 maize silage
OAD: 2.0 PKE