Studies show that supervisors or managers have the greatest impact on the employee. With that fact, a good place for you to start increasing your employee’s performance is to first review how you may be demotivating your team members.
Ways to de-motivate employees
- De-motivation occurs when an employee feels the manager doesn’t appreciate them
- Too much work for any one person to do
- Not enough direction from the manager and this lack of clarity decreases their ability to perform
- Unfair practices – a manager that favors one employee over others
- Disrespectful comments to employees, especially when spoken with others around
- Constant micromanaging which indicates that the manager doesn’t trust the employee
- Not communicating important work related information to the employees
- Underpaying your employees
- ….and the list goes on.
The manager isn’t the only part of the equation of a happy employee, but they are significant in the employee’s productivity levels. If an employee feels respected by their manager, they tend to form positive relationships with co-workers.
Take the time to review your beliefs and behavior towards your employees. Managing employees takes time and effort and if you are willing to observe yourself and change your de-motivating behaviors, you will see a noticeable change in the productivity of your team members.