No Cost Employee Motivation
for Tough Times
Jay Arthur's book, Motivate Everyone, has provided an excellent application use of Meta-Programs. In a concise and profoundly simple way, Jay has taken the meta-programs that deal with motivation and created a well-thought out Motivation Profile. I am impressed with both the content and the spirit of what Jay Arthur has done in this work and highly recommend it.
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
The quality of employee performance begins with the quality of hire.
Yves Lermusiaux - iLogos President
Over 65% of performance problems result from strained relationships between employees not from deficits in individual employees´ skill or motivation.
Consider the cost of conflict
Unmanaged employee conflict is perhaps the largest reducible cost in organizations today - and probably the least recognized. The more conflict employees experience in the workplace, the greater the cost to the organization.
The typical employee can be productive up to 85% of the time, but conflicts at work can drop this figure to 55-60%.
You could be losing 25-30% of each employee's productivity to internal conflict.
When managers are trained to identify and mediate conflict, resolution will reduce costs and boost productivity by up to 25-30%.
Unresolved conflict can be the root cause for increased:
- Absenteeism or Tardiness
- Substance Abuse
- Health Care Claims
- Workers Compensation
Dealing with Difficult Coworkers
Difficult employees and coworkers aren't really difficult. They just think differently than you do. It's easy to turn conflict into collaboration when you:
- understand your coworker's values
- speak their "motivation language."
There are five "motivation mindsets," each with two conflicting points of view.
- Achiever - Problem Solver
- Leader - Follower
- Innovator - Processor
- Doer - Thinker
- Evolutionary - Revolutionary
The most cantankerous of the group are Leaders. To avoid conflict with a leader, assume they like to gather information and decide for themselves. Use irresistible influencing language that matches their strategy:
"You might consider..." (doing/getting/buying your solution).
The slowest of the group are Thinkers. If they want to think about it, ask: "Haven't you waited long enough to start getting the benefits of (your solution)?"
The least understood is the Problem Solver (a.k.a. Devil's Advocate). Talk to them about how to avoid consequences:
"It won't take too long." "It won't cost too much."
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No one doubts that these are tough times. How do you get employees UP for the business when the economy is DOWN? You don't have wads of spare cash to throw around. So, how can you increase productivity and profitability without spending money?
Simple...there are three keys to human motivation:
- The limiting beliefs that inhibit motivation. You can hear them in the workplace from phrases like: "We can't because it's hopeless; we're helpless; it's useless; we're worthless; and it's not our fault.
- The core values that orient employee's behavior: people-relating, places-being, activities-doing, knowledge-learning, and things-getting/having.
- The motivation styles that trigger people into action.
Once you understand these beliefs, motives, and styles, you'll be able to tailor how you talk to each employee, co-worker, or supervisor using irresistible words and phrases that will motivate in them intheir style. And it doesn't cost you a dime, just the time to learn the simple questions and influencing language for each belief, motive, and style.
How to Motivate Everyone will guide you through the three keys to motivation and especially the five styles of mental motivation. You'll learn how to detect and use them to get people moving toward useful outcomes without alienating anyone. Thousands of people are using these new and improved communication tools, and only you can decide if they are right for you.
The five motivation styles include:
- Achievers and Problem Solvers: Achievers tend to set goals, move toward them, and achieve them. Problem solvers move away from possible difficulties and consequences. To achieve a goal, they need to frame it as a problem to be solved.
- Leaders-Followers:Leaders gather information and decide for themselves. Followers tend to ask other people for direction on which way to go. Leaders often fail to give followers enough feedback on their performance.
- Innovators-Processors: Innovators like choices and alternatives. They love to break the rules and have a hard time finishing projects.. Processors like to make things right by following and finishing procedures.
- Doers-Thinkers: Doers like to just do it. Thinkers like to reflect about things before doing them.
- Fundamentalists-Evolutionaries-Revolutionaries: Fundamentalists like things to stay the same. Evolutionaries like things to get better or improve. Revolutionaries like the new anddifferent.
Hiring the Right Employee
What does it cost to hire the wrong employee? Studies suggest that it can cost a whole year's salary or more.
Using the five motivation styles you can profile the ideal candidate for any position, then use the interviewing questions to evaluate each candidate much more accurately.
Motivating Prospects to Buy
How can you attract more ideal clients and repell unattractive ones? Studies suggest that it can cost a whole year's salary or more. Using the five motivation styles you can profile the ideal customer for any product, then use the irresistible influencing language for each style to craft more seductive marketing messages that attract the ideal, and repell the rest.
In How to Motivate Everyone, you will learn how to:
- Understand and handle those "difficult" people in your life spouse, kids, boss, co-workers, and employees.
- Understand the three keys to human motivation.
- Detect the five universal motivation styles from just listening to people talk.
- Use irresistible language to influence and motivate each style, especially the ones that are different from your style.
- Market and sell anything more effectively. Marketers and sales people tend to sell from their personal style, not the style of their ideal prospect or customer. Evaluate your ideal customer online with our marketing profile.
- Get people to take action, even those who tend to wait-and-see.
- Distinguish between manipulation and motivation. These language patterns can be used for either, but only you can decide what it will cost you to be manipulative instead of motivational.
- Cultivate high performance teams. Teams need all of the styles to avoid failure and ensure success.
- Understand your own motivation style and leverage it to achieve your dreams. Your ideal job and career will mirror your own motivation style.
- Have fun with motivation.