I want them to want to be motivated to be on time!
As a manager, don't youwish your employees would want to be motivated by what motivates you?
There are many theories on motivation and how to motivate people in their job.
The bottom line, what's common among all the theories is what motivates one person is different then what motivates another. Our motivators stem from our backgrounds and our values.
What's also common is money is NOT the biggest motivator.
If you think it is ask yourself: have you ever gotten a raise? Were you excited about the raise? And how long did the excitement last? Answers usually range from one minute to the first pay period and then you take the raise for granted!
That's not to say people won't take other jobs for an increase in salary. It only means it will not sustain someone from staying in the job if it isn't meeting other factors which motivate the person.
A common trap for managers to fall into is motivating their employees to be on time.
Yes, there are certain employees who need to be at work at an exact time. It's a job requirement. We're not talking about those employees.
The majority of employees in a professional environment can have flexible start and end times for their work day.
The manager who focuses on employees who come in late is wasting their time as well as DE-MOTIVATING their employees. If they're not getting their work done focus on that. But the time issue would be YOUR issue.
I had one manager who said I want them to want to be motivated to be on time!
An honest confession from a manager which we could all relate to - who doesn't want people to be motivated by what we are motivated by.
But unless we have the ability to mind alter and control people it's not going to happen!
When we recognize you can't get people to want to be motivated by what you want them to be motivated by:
- You can take the time to observe them to see what motivates them
- You can ask them what motivates them and listen to what they say
- You can continue to have conversations with them to understand their point of view