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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? How to Motivate Your Team
When you look at your team members, do you see self-motivated, happy people? Or do you see disengaged individuals who only get things done when you "crack the whip?"

You've likely got a mix of the two, but the assumptions you make about what motivates people will influence your management style. Our article, Theory X and Theory Y, can help you to adapt your approach to get the best from your people.

You can also explore strategies for motivating your team with our articles, Sirota's Three-Factor Theory and Amabile and Kramer's Progress Theory.

Remember, you can download a FREE copy of our brand new Personal Branding Toolkit, when you join the Mind Tools Club before midnight PST, April 6. Click here for more information on this.

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Theory X and Theory Y Theory X and Theory Y

Find out how your assumptions about what motivates your people can influence how you manage them.

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Sirota's Three-Factor Theory Sirota's Three-Factor Theory

Discover how to create a working environment that keeps your team members highly motivated.

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Amabile and Kramer's Progress Theory Amabile and Kramer's Progress Theory

Learn why achieving consistent, small wins is so important to your team's happiness and success.

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Theory Z
The Talent Masters, By Bill Conaty and Ram Charan

In this Book Insight, learn how to identify and develop talented people in your organization.

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Find out how to understand and meet your team members' fundamental needs.

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Laissez Faire Versus Micromanagement
"Laissez Faire" Versus Micromanagement

Discover when to use a "hands off" approach and when to use a controlling one to get the best from your team.

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Disrupting the Hierarchy Disrupting the Hierarchy

What can you do if a team member keeps going "over your head?" Join us for our one-hour Twitter chat on Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. BST. Simply follow us @Mind_Tools, and use #MTtalk.
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Setting Boundaries When You're Working From Home Setting Boundaries When You're Working From Home

After seeing how a live TV interview became a global sensation, Mind Tools writer Tom Mugridge explores the pros and cons of working from home.
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Bob Little examines how a good, people-focused training plan can bring competitive advantage and value for money for your organization.
A Final Note

Chances are, you are used to adapting your management style to suit different situations. You'll need that same flexibility when it comes to motivation - you need to identify which team members may benefit from closer supervision, and which ones can be given more independence.

Next week, watch our new video to learn strategies for dealing with disruptive behavior on your team, and find out what one question you need to ask to get to the root of problems.

Have a great week!

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