Motivation is a very personal topic. What motivates one person does not necessarily motivate another person. As a supervisor or a manager, it is incumbent on you to determine what motivates each and every none of your employees. There are instruments available on the market which can help, but the best way to figure out what your employees find motivating is to talk to them.
1. Know the Basis of Maslow’s Theory
2. Maslow’s Hierarchy
3. Putting Maslow’s Theory Into Perspective
This technique can be used when behavior deserves neither positive reinforcement nor punishment. For example, an employee who makes it to work on time every day or completes an administrative task on time may not be deserving of special recognition.