Motivating employees without $$$

I get a monthly ezine that has links to current and relevant topics to the educationally inclined. This week there was an infographic that gave several suggestions on how to motivate your employess without cosing you a ton of money. What other suggestions do you have?





3 comments for “Motivating employees without $$$

  1. September 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Hey Amber – I think the key statement for me is from Deci and Ryan – “We cannot motivate others, we can only create the conditions for people to motivate themselves.” As principals, I believe it is our job to create the conditions for staff to have enough autonomy and time/resources to do what they need to do to learn, grow, innovate, excel. I am not a fan of giving things (rewards) to people but I am a fan of acknowledging, praising, and thanking (mostly privately). One of the best things we have done is find ways to find time for staff to tinker, collaborate, and innovate. This simple solution of time for those who show an interest in improving/innovating can be very powerful.

  2. Kirby
    September 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Sadly, teachers were often some of most motivated students when n school. Many carry on in at least the first few years in their profession. Some are able to maintain it, many are not. I like the simple extrinsic motivation ideas you write about here, and may even try some myself, but how do we rekindle the fire in those who have been reduced to ash?

  3. Kevin Morast
    October 9, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I find a simple email thanking our staff is very effective. I also have found that if you tell staff members several positive comments after a tough evaluation is also very effective.

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