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How do you successfully motivate your team?

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"My formula for a motivated team is to get to know them, uncover what they are passionate about, and find out how they like to be recognized. If I can provide my team with proper recognition, tasks that they enjoy and feel they are good at - then they will perform as motivated employees."
Example #2
"Motivating my team to do well is one of my greatest joys. I put incentives in place that resonate with them and utilize multiple recognition techniques to get the job done."
Example #3
"Something I like to do as soon as I hire new team members, to understand better who they are and how they want to be motivated, praised, and coached, is doing a DISC assessment. This assessment shows where they fall in regards to four traits: dominance, influence, steadiness, compliance. The results help me understand them better as humans."
Example #4
"I motivate my team by being an example, first and foremost. I show excitement for new projects, find the best in all clients, and always have an infectiously good mood! The right mood will set off a great creative environment."
Example #5
"Typically, sales contests resulting in a financial bonus of some kind, or an extra long break, are great incentives for my team. The other motivator is regarding a preferred task like merchandizing the mannequins rather than cleaning out the dressing rooms. If they win a contest on selling a particular item or finishing the markdowns the quickest, they can choose which activity they get to do the rest of the day, for instance. It's a great way to get them in a friendly competition and amp up productivity."
Example #6
"Naturally, salespeople are motivated by financial targets, bonuses, etc. which is already part of the compensation structure. So, to supplement this, I like to run sales contests with other prizes, like gift cards, first dibs on the ping-pong table, and the like. It gets the team excited, and they get incredibly competitive, in a healthy way."
Example #7
"I motivate my students by empowering them. I empower them by giving them a say in the direction of our lessons, asking for their input on their and my performance, and asking them for their ideas. This approach makes my classroom feel like a community of collaboration versus a dictatorship type of learning environment."
Example #8
"My formula for a motivated team is to get to know them, uncover what they are passionate about, and find out how they personally like to be recognized. If I am able to provide them with proper recognition, tasks that they enjoy and feel they are good at - then they will perform as motivated employees."
Example #9
"Maintaining good physical health is important to me, so I keep myself in shape and exercise regularly. So, yes, I am absolutely able to meet the physical demands of the position!"
Example #10
"Although I have not received formal training on this topic, my instinct would be to document the incident and hand in that report to my program director immediately. Then, I assume the program director would call the police or CPS. Is this correct?"
Example #11
"I've always been motivated by the challenge of a tough situation. In my last role, I came across a particular patient who refused to participate in any activities. I was told he was 'always gruff and impossible.' I talked with him and was able to find something we had in common, which calmed him down. After the patient saw me make an effort to better understand his situation, he became much more agreeable to my aid. I love facing and overcoming challenges on such a personal level."
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