Motivation of staff

Motivation of staff

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Depends on circumstances!

  • Whether workers are skilled/ experienced...

 

  • Level of genuine motivation...

 

  • Whether quick decisions are needed... etc!

Best managers are those that are versatile and can call upon right style and time!

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Delegation

Delegation

Delegation means passing power and authority down the hierarchy of a business. It involves giving junior managers greater trust and responsibility and requires the superior to release control

  • It can be hugely motivating for staff by being given responsibility
  • It makes it easier in future to identify staff with the qualities needed for promotion
  • It allows the boss the opportunity to spend time planning and thinking rather than doing.
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Empowerment

Empowerment

Modern term for delegation however it allows the worker to help decide what the ask should be.

  • Can motivate staff cause they have an element of control
  • Can allow the boss to spend time on other tasks rather than handing out task to employees
  • Can increase employee commitment
  • Increase team spirit
  • Frees the time of senior management and they can focus on more strategic decisions.
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Team working

Team working

It is when staff work together to meet shared objectives. It is performed in the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement)

  • Allows a variety of opinions to be considered
  • Allows new ideas to come forward
  • Encourages staff to work as a team
  • Can reduce isolation of individuals
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Flexible working

Flexible working

Work practise that allows the employees a certain degree of freedom in deciding how the work will be done and how they'll co-ordinate their schedules with those other employees.  The employer sets certain limits such as minimum and max number if hours work a day and the core time during which all employees must be present.

  • Staff have more leeway and so will be less pressured
  • Increases motivation
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Total Quality Management

Total Quality Management

It is NOT a management tool, but a philosophy. It requires the business to look at quality in every stage of work.

  • Can create better quality end products/ services
  • Allows staff to be proud of work because it is of a high standard
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