Employee motivation for managers: sense and nonsense of hierarchies



Previous PartNext part



We are moved by the idea to make the world of work more human - without constant pressure for efficiency, stress and fear. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder.de® with podcast, eLearning-on-demand offers and news service we share 15 years of experience with our customers (Samsung, Otto, state institutions). By the Top20 female blogger and consultant Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, Wikipedia .
Reprint: This text is from the book "Mitarbeitermotivation: Die neue Lust auf Leistung (2014)" by Michael Hübler, published at BusinessVillage Verlag, and was left to us for reprint.
Copyright: Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock. ,

Just as animal welfare does not go without them, Hierakhia has some advantages in the economy, in spite of all the disadvantages, such as the consequences of the Peter principle (employees are promoted until they reach a place which surpasses them) Offer: Employee motivation for managers: sense and nonsense of hierarchies balance

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!


More knowledge - Podcast, PDF download, eCourse or personal advice

Here writes for you: Michael Hübler is a graduate teacher, coach and consultant. Profile

From the author:

Best of HR Berufebilder

Read


Best of HR Berufebilder

Read


Best of HR Berufebilder

Read


How to help hierachies

Overview

  1. Responsibility and decision-making: hierarchies help to define clear responsibilities. Decisions are made more quickly. In case of wrong decisions, the responsible persons are clearly identified. Above all, risky professions (in the areas of military, health care, fire brigade, police) depend on clear hierarchies and command chains.
  2. Career orientation and motivation: hierarchies provide a clear motivation for advancement, combined with power, money and privileges. If the rise is automated, some bankers get their bonuses one way or another, hierarchies understandably have little motivation.
  3. Security and clarity: The guess is close to believing a further step on the career ladder would lead to rest. This is only partly true. The question, who creates the ascent, is clarified, which could calm all concerned. But in disputes this leads to further unrest. Only the one who is at the top or the bottom of the hierarchy can feel secure. All others are in a sandwich position in which they must constantly prove, justify or delineate themselves, especially if they have not worked in the sense of a donor on their network basis.

The balance between submission and overburden

Overview

A central motivation factor is the balance between the employee's under-exertion and exertion, as well as his ability to take on responsibility, his personal career aspirations and the enduring uncertainties.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

If we accept that executives are actually part of a hierarchy of responsibilities, their task is to get more out of the individual than he can give alone. Even if employees are perfect professionals, they usually need someone to point in direction and tact and are ready to hold their heads. The more knowledge about company decisions or budgets requires this type of work. The prerequisite, however, is to make decisions wherever it makes sense.

Example: Provided before completed facts

Overview

The head of a medium-sized company one morning asks an employee what he thinks of a bid for a tender in a business unit unusual for the company. With reference to the good reputation of the company, the lack of experience in this area and the high risk, the long-standing employee advises against a tender.

Two weeks later, he learns of the offer of the boss and the award. What happened here? The employee suspected a defiant reaction of the boss. If the boss is a stimulant type, it could also be an adventure for him. Or, as a caring boss, he would like to get enough orders to pay his employees.

Transparency is important

Overview

Without transparency, all these hypotheses remain baseless, but cause a variety of reactions and future behaviors among employees. Depending on the hypothesis and personality of the employee, the one reacts with defiance, following the motto: "He does not need to ask me next time!" Another employee reacts with uncertainty: "Has the boss now gone crazy? I have no idea what's coming next. "

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

In the long term, such hypotheses lead to a bad mood and, finally, rumors of the bosses' and idiosyncrasies of the boss, who have their own logic. In the long term, hardly any employee will be motivated to think about a possible project if they assume that the boss decides at his own discretion.

What can we learn from this example?

Overview

The only way out is transparency. If it is clear why the boss made his decision, there is no more speculation.

Even though hierarchies still have their necessity, historically it takes on the importance of hierarchical ones Guide rapidly. Here are analogies to political developments. Authoritarian states that gave their subjects orders became democratic constitutional states, in which individuals have more and more freedoms, even though it currently seems in the eye of the NSA scandal that these freedoms are fictitious freedoms.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!


More knowledge - Podcast, PDF download, eCourse or personal advice

Overview


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save).

3,35 Book now


Listen to Podcast & Download MP3: You can listen to this text for free, as member even without annoying popup, or download the MP3 for a fee - Read usage rights, After the purchase page refresh, then you will find the download link here. Because we do not automatically submit the title of this podcast for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed.

3,35 Book now


Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

16,20 Book now


Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

149,99 Book now


occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow
  3. Debates per eMail subscribe (add link here!)
  1. Competencepartner

    Employee Motivation for Executives - Part 7: Meaning and Nonsense of Hierarchies: Just Like It ... # Profession #Education

  2. NEW SEARCH

    RT @Berufebilder: Employee Motivation for Executives - Part 7: Meaning and Nonsense of Hierarchies -

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.