Seminar 2: How do we motivate/influence employees?
As far as I see, motivating people is part of influencing people. You can influence your people without motivating them. For example, you can use you authority and power to influence and manage them, however, these actions usually fail in motivating them. It is not difficult to motivate one people or several people but it is really difficult to encourage all employees in a company because there is no one-way to motivate them. For instance, they are belonged to different departments, groups and they are different individuals, so that it is certainly they have lots of particular character tics. Whereas, there are some common approaches that may suitable to the majority of people such as creating the ability to develop real relationships, training, rewards and good work environment, etc. But most importantly, understanding and commutation are indispensable in motivating them.