100 Reasons You Need to THINK Like a BLACK BELT...
#58: I just want everyone around here to work as hard as I do!
Years ago one of my masters told us…
“Stop looking for yourself in the dojo!”
He was talking to a group of instructors- those of us who owned our own martial arts centers.
“Nobody is going to work as hard as you do…It’s YOUR business!”
He was right- in a way.
What I learned from that, over time, is that if you really want to motivate people to work hard, they’ve got to have some ownership in the outcome.
I’m not just talking about monetary incentives. I’m talking about understanding the core motivation for each and every person who works for you.
I was attacked by an owner of a fairly large company after he heard me say that to a group of executives. He spat, “I don’t have the time to find out what every single person in my company is thinking!”
“Well,” I answered, “then you really can’t motivate any one of them.”
In a large operation, you need to train supervisors at all levels to assure open lines of communications with employees on the front line. Information has to flow from the bottom up- you’d do the same for operational and technical issues…wouldn’t you?
With this strategy you’ll identify general trends- and from those you can design some efficiencies in incentives and motivators. But- each individual may be motivated differently or by different degrees.
I’m sure your personal motivation is clear. I’m sure you know what you’re working for.
If you sincerely want everyone to work as hard as you do…
…you’ve got to know exactly what they’re working for!
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