Connecting people's needs with the work they do.
You've just assigned an important project to one of your star team members.
However, she doesn't seem that excited about the opportunity, and you're not sure what the problem is: her skills and expertise seem perfect for the job, and she'll get a great reward if she can complete the project on time.
So, why is she so reluctant to get started?
If you're in a management role, you've likely experienced times when team members were less than enthusiastic about a project that you felt would be ideal for them. When this happens, you know that they'll struggle to give their best.
This is where a technique like Handy's Motivation Theory can help you motivate your people more effectively.
In this article, we'll discuss this theory, and we'll explore how you can use it to motivate your people and allocate tasks and projects more effectively.
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Handy, C. (1993) 'Understanding Organizations,' 4th Ed, London: Penguin.