It doesn’t matter how large your organization or what industry you’re in, if you’re having trouble inspiring your troops, you’re not going to go very far for very long. Unfortunately, there are no magic pills when it comes to encouraging and motivating your people. But one solution to this timeless management conundrum has been known for years! The Hawthorne Effect, discovered quite by accident in the early 1930s, went on to revolutionize the theory and practice of employee motivation.
The BC Human Resources Management Association‘s online magazine – HRVoice.org – recently published one of my articles that not only explains the Hawthorne Effect, but also shows you how to apply it, followed by five specific ideas that you can use to motivate employees. Read the article here:
You know what my question is, don’t you? What are your ideas? What would you add to the list?
P.S. In the past, I’ve blogged about specific zero- and low-cost ways to motivate the troops. Here are links to those posts: