3 Ways to Better Manage Employee Performance
“Your brain at positive performs significantly better than at negative, neutral or stressed. Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy levels rise. In fact, we’ve found that every single business outcome improves.” - Shawn Achor
On the next episode of big brother…
As an employer it's hard to always be there, right in the moment when an employee is performing well. While we are by no means suggesting that you install video cameras so that you can watch your employees every second of every day, it is important to provide instant feedback. The standard model of rating performance on an annual basis, is not an effective way to motivate employees. We suggest that managers, at a minimum, have a monthly check in with all employees.
Carrot at the end of the stick...
A go to for performance management has always been to incentivize goals. From receiving a monetary bonus to a free candy bar, companies are prone to pay for performance. Dan Pink discusses how intrinsic, rather than extrinsic motivation is key for getting employees to perform. Pink suggests that employers should focus on; autonomy, mastery and purpose. Allow employees to reach their goals in their own way, provide the opportunity for employees to master their jobs, and foster a culture where employees feel that they have a purpose. Pink discusses that incentives can work in the workplace, but only when the task is simple. Head over here to watch Dan Pink's TED Talk.
Focus on employees autonomy, mastery and purpose.
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