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Motivation is probably your biggest challenge when it comes to managing people with low-ambition. Without an effective strategy in place, your team members will not be as productive, satisfied, and loyal as they could be.
The following strategies will help.
Get to Know Your Team
It's important to get to know the individuals within your team. The more you know about their personal lives and goals, the better you'll be able to structure rewards that keep them motivated.
For instance, a good way to motivate single parents who work part-time might be to offer them flexible working hours, or on-site daycare usually reserved for full-time workers.
Our article on Coaching to Explore Beliefs and Motives can help you better understand what drives your people.
Identify People's Needs
You can also use models such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to identify people's fundamental needs. This will allow you customize your motivational approach for maximum impact.
For instance, doing what you can to boost people's confidence can be a great motivator, and can lead to significantly increased productivity.
Increase Job Satisfaction
Use strategies from our article on Herzberg's Motivators and Hygiene Factors to eliminate any elements that might be leading to job dissatisfaction.
A good example of this would be to get rid of an oppressive company policy such as banning the taking of personal calls at work. Trusting employees by removing these negative elements can build team trust and create loyalty.
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