As a boss, understanding those who work for you and what makes them shine is essential.
Leaders often know instinctively that if you want staff to be their best, they need the right motivation. And those feelings are correct: Hay group research showed that highly engaged employees are 50% more likely to exceed their performance targets.
Whether it’s Maslow’s hierarchy of needs or Hertzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory, evidence suggests success and happiness is determined by whether your individual motivators are being met, and that’s not necessarily all about money.
According to motivational expert James Sale, we have our own unique blend of motivators. By identifying these nine motivators in your team and adapting your leadership style to each employee, you will be able to better engage staff to succeed in their roles. Here are the nine types of worker: