All entries for Monday 14 February 2011
February 14, 2011
I think motivating and influencing people is one of the most important aspect in gaining success from a team or organization. The key aspect in being successful in influencing and motivating is to make sure that your employees have a contribution to both the team process and the team result. By allowing them to contribute in te team process and have responsibility will usually encourage people and know that they are a part of the team. MOreover, this should tag along by good communication along with genuine interst in his/her thinking. Secondly, allowing them to contribute in the team result including opportunities for self fulfilment and personal development would highly motivate employees. The last and most imporatnt factor in motivation is trust. WIthout trust, the person you motivate will think you are manipulating which might end up demotivating them.
Changing mindset of leaders are one of the biggest problem that many organization face today. The main reason is because they are the one who dictate and have their own view among situation. A process of changing the mindset of leader usually occur overtime in which usually come by realizing the mistake of themselves. However, the best way i believe is by gradually trying to communicate and discuss changes along with showing in action how it could be done. Despite not being a very effective method, it will be a realizing factor for the leader in whihc might trigger him/her to change the mindset to a better way.