Motivate teams and employees efficiently: Respect Attention and praise as a corporate philosophy

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You as a boss have an idea, a plan. How you want to achieve something, you know exactly. Now all you need is yours Team to tell and go, right? Unfortunately it is not that easy. For good ideas to grow, you need to get your employees on board! And this is only possible with respect and respect - otherwise the employees motivation becomes a grip in the toilet.

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Here writes for you:


Sylvana Pollehn 54Sylvana Pollehn is manager of a restaurant with 40 employees.


From the author:


Reality and madness

At least that's not how it works: "You're just pregnant and not sick," hisses Christina, Susanne’s supervisor, to her completely baffled employee. "There you think young things, you can no longer work, and that's only because a baby is on the way," Christina wags her arms wildly. Susanne only wanted to give up the medical ban and to discuss the planned parental leave. What happened?

Let's face it: the corporate culture in many Company is rather modest. Susanne too had arrived in the harsh reality. It's very easy to understand. She no longer fit into the image of her employer. He had other plans for her, and now she was pregnant - and therefore useless for this business. "I have been given notice and if it does not suit me, I should sue."

Suddenly quit

On my advice, Susanne remained in contact with the company during maternity leave and parental leave. There followed several conversations, in which the situation seemed to relax.

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Three days before the start of employment - the first birthday of her child was approaching - the boss informed her that she could appear for work as agreed. Delighted, she drove to the company on the agreed day. An hour later I received the following call: "I have quit and if I don't like it, I should complain."

Corporate philosophy of tomorrow?

The reason for the termination was “operationally”, although someone else was hired. How did Susanne feel? You might be thinking similar thoughts to mine. Which company philosophy is lived there?

I realize the situation sounds drastic. Unfortunately, it happened exactly like that. And does not shed a good light on the corporate culture. Rather, it is also highly demotivating for other employees.

My opinion about it

It is clear that without successive generations the world will die out. In addition, we are getting older and older and whether we are financially and nursing secured, is questionable. However, it is undisputed that too few children are born today to fill all the gaps

Who cares about you when you are old and frail? Who will bring the money to the companies in the future? What happens to such company philosophies? Do you have any positive examples?

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Long-term damage to the corporate culture

But such a lack of respect and respect is not only bad for others, it also has a negative impact on other employees and the entire corporate culture. Here's another example:

Not my idea? Then I do not care too much. As in the sentence above, most people think, right? Why is it that many often react dismissively to others' ideas? Think about it: What do you feel when someone tells you their suggestions in a very enthusiastic way? In general, you are usually skeptical - right? And that's exactly what happens to your employees!

"Do it like this!" Has had its day

"We do it like that. It works like this. Do that! ”Has had its day. Nowadays you don't wake anyone up. Dedicated and motivated people have their own ideas. If you let them have their say, they even say it :)

Co-thinkers are great, because that inspires everyone, including a boss. Just indicate the desired goal and use the thoughts of your employees. But do not steal the ideas from your employees, but actively involve the others!

Involve your employees

Tip: Share larger projects before an upcoming meeting. Request the thoughts of others on the topic in writing. Advantages: Employees gather their ideas in advance. In written form, they have to think more intensively.

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Is the team too big? Share it - so that everyone has their say. Talk to each team member as a boss! In the meeting you address everyone personally and lure him out of the reserve. Nothing is worse than ignoring prepared people. Next time they will not bother anymore.

Does not work - does not exist with you

Important: LOVE your employees for every idea, every initiative - even if it is rejected.

Consistently and routinely you tackle all future projects. It will help you to have open and creative discussions, and your ideas will be more popular. Does not work - does not exist with you, not even because you: praise, praise, praise!

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