Today’s question comes from Alicia. She
writes, “It seems like my staff does the very minimum of what is expected of them. How can I encourage them to be more self-motivated?” That’s a tricky one, Alicia. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can foster a more self motivating environment. [Un-motivational sigh] Do I have to do this video? First, each staff member needs some sort
of goal they’re trying to reach. GOOOAAAAAAAL!!! You want your employees to be trying to
accomplish something and not just trying to avoid getting in trouble. Do I have to do this video? This means that you’ve got to lay out
clear career paths for each person. They should know exactly what they need to do in order to progress in their career. Show up to work on time? I never thought
of that. [mind blowing explosion] Second, give them a high degree of
autonomy. Micromanaging your employees is probably the fastest path to an unmotivated employee. Okay, smile bigger. Bigger. Too big. Tilt your head. Smile. [Horror movie scream] I’ll do anything for my people. Finally, provide the support that your employees need to be to be successful in their position. This means regular training and… …recognition for a job well done! [Music of success plays] Have you had success getting your staff
to be more self-motivated? If so, let us know what you did. We’ll see you next time.