Reflection can only be healthy in a positive mind. Much like your physical body needs to live in a healthy environment, your mental body does as well. When you look at the environment of your mind what do you see? What is your perspective or outlook, because that is the key to anyone's mental environment? Is your mind clouded with negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions? If so, than your reflections will show it. Do you see yourself or your teammates struggling or do you see how blessed you all are to be given opportunities, not challenges, so you may change the world.... Read More
Why do we need motivated employees? The answer is survival (Smith, 1994). Motivated employees are needed in our rapidly changing workplaces. Motivated employees help organizations survive. Motivated employees are more productive. To be effective, managers need to understand what motivates employees within the context of the roles they perform. Of all the functions a manager performs, motivating employees is arguably the most complex. This is due, in part, to the fact that what motivates employees changes constantly (Bowen & Radhakrishna, 1991). For example, research suggests that as employees' income increases, money becomes less of a motivator (Kovach, 1987). Also, as employees get older, interesting work becomes more of a motivator.