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You’ve heard the saying that happy employees are productive employees. But that’s not true because making people happy doesn’t make them want to work. Bizarrely, it’s actually the other way around: productive employees are happy employees. If you’re skeptical, just think of the satisfaction from achieving something. But this only works when your employees are internally motivated.
As a manager you are one of the most important people in your employee's lives. Instead of coercion - you can use motivators that are more powerful than money to inspire your employees to make a contribution and be productive.
This Module is Part of Boss Camp
Do you find managing staff time consuming or stressful? Do you wish your employees took more care and were more productive?
Boss Camp will show you how to improve employee performance by showing you what they never taught you in school. The program includes topics such as:
- How to motivate employees
- What are bad employee motivators
- What you must do as a manager but isn't on your job description
- How leaders get power
- Ethical management techniques that don't take time
Improving employee performance is the best way to improve profits and reduce manager stress
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Do you manage employees?
For a moment picture something totally different. A gazelle glides across your tv screen when a lion rips it’s throat out. You’re sad at this beautiful beast’s painful end. But perception, depends on point of view. For the lion it’s not tragedy, it’s lunch. And if the story had started with 3 cute cubs who haven’t eaten for a week, then I bet that you would’ve been cheering for the lion instead.
What’s the point of this story to you the manager. No, I’m not comparing your employees to those cute little lion cubs. I’ve only got a few moments to inspire you to make a difference to someones life. To do that I will give you a totally new perspective on what you, the manager has the potential to be. Are you the Gazelle or the Lion? Listen on to find out.
When I started my career as a chartered accountant, no one ever taught me how to manage employees and that’s why I made www.Boss.Camp. Normally when I work with managers to it costs a lot of money but I am making this available online because this is something that I wish I had when I started working. And you can’t get this type of practical help anywhere else. I’ve seen how Boss Camp can change people’s lives and that’s why I want to spread the message.
Let’s step away from the African plains to cubicle farmville - it’s beer o’clock on a Friday afternoon. Employee Dave emails his report and is out the door before you can even download it. Your stomach sinks as you realise you can kiss your weekend goodbye. Because you have to redo the report before deadline
You see obvious mistakes, you wish your employees would take a little more care,
Dave’s left you a bunch of problems. You wish your employees would take more initiative and solve their own problems,
Dave said he can’t work this weekend, You wish your staff would take more ownership for finishing their work
It seems as if Dave didn’t listen to a thing that you said. You wish your staff would listen to you
You want to be amiable to your staff but you sometimes you wonder if they respect you at all
Sound familiar? Don’t worry you’re not alone because most people don’t like their jobs
But imagine if your employees actually liked working hard? It probably sounds too good to be true but it would make your life as a boss a lot better wouldn’t it?
Well that’s what www.boss.camp is for - think about it like the genie in the bottle here to grant your wishes and it only takes just one hour a week. It But don’t wait to join or I’ll come to my senses and charge what it’s worth.
Do you know that you, as the boss are one of the most important people in your employees life? And because we spend so much time at work, work satisfaction equals life satisfaction
Let’s play a little game with a meaning of life sort of question. What do you want from your job?:
Do you want to work in a place where you can grow and use your potential
Do you want to do meaningful work, to feel valued and have your contribution acknowledged;
Do you want to fit in, to have a sense of belonging and
Do you want a good relationship with your boss;
... and this is what your employees want too. I know this because I have the research that says these are the real reasons that people enjoy their jobs. These are the reasons that people work hard. And these reasons are intrinsic motivators that are more powerful than money or authority.
But more than half of the workforce is un-engaged, unhappy and unproductive. Because
- You can’t take it for granted that your employees will find meaning in their work.
- You can’t take it for granted that your employees will be motivated
And you are the poor manager that has to manage all of these people who would rather not be at work. This is making your life hard.
So in the beginning I said I wanted to inspire you to make a difference in someones life. And yes I want you to help me make work more awesome. But the person that I want to make a difference for is you. Because being a manager is a tough job. Getting people to do what you want is difficult. But these intrinsic motivators are powerful tools you can use to make your manager life way more easy.
And unlike the story, you don’t have to be the lion or the gazelle because this isn’t a zero sum game, because you will be helping your employees to find meaning in their work and find job satisfaction. And helping people to grow is a pretty awesome feeling.
Now if you like this message, if you think it’s time that we woke up and made work a better place, then I hope that you will share it. Because there are way too many unhappy people in work and far too many managers are expected to know how to manage employees without help. And I need your help to help them.
But the point of this isn’t just to tell a clever story because what difference will that make? Words are powerful but without actions are meaningless. That’s why I’ve put together some help to show you how to put this into practice. It’s available at Boss.Camp. But I do want something from you in return. First I’m going to be sharing some powerful motivational techniques. In the wrong hands these can be used for manipulation. That’s not the intent and jerks need not apply. Second, Good intentions alone don’t make good bosses and if you can’t try something new then it’s not for you.
What it includes is:
- My own management failures and why I felt the need to spread this message
- When money works as a motivator and when money is a de-motivator
- Employee retention with results
Plus I’m going to dispel many myths about managing
You’ve heard the saying that happy employees are productive employees. But that’s not true because making people happy doesn’t make them want to work. Bizarrely, it’s actually the other way around: productive employees are happy employees. If you’re skeptical, just think of the satisfaction from achieving something. But this only works when your employees are internally motivated. And before I get lynched, I do support good working conditions. But remember that fancy office chairs and free lunches aren't as important as people feeling that they are working on something meaningful.
So to wrap up:
People are unhappy because they’re not finding fulfilment in their jobs. If you’ve ever ridden the tube on a Monday morning you know how true this is. But you, the boss can fix this by helping your employees to find work satisfaction. This isn’t a hippie vision of puppydogs and rainbows. Because being a manager is a hard job. Instead of coercion, you can use motivators that are more powerful than money to inspire your employees to make a contribution and be productive.
I want to share with you one final thought - every problem that you have in work and in your business can be solved if you have a sufficiently motivated workforce.
That’s why you can’t wait, don’t be the gazelle, join me for the rest of the story at: Boss.Camp