ERIC Number: ED278100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Motivational Techniques for Good Human Relations.
Greene, Betty J.
Negative motivators like threats, intimidation, criticism, denigration, the withholding of information, and the exercise of power produce temporary results but engender resentment and close the door of communication. Good leaders use positive motivators to meet people's needs, enhance efficiency, and improve working relationships. Some of these positive motivators include sharing information, showing concern and interest, encouraging good health in those supervised, providing motivational reading materials and tapes, showing appreciation, sharing power, modeling good interpersonal skills, helping those supervised achieve personal growth, allowing employees to feel pleasure in their activities, and providing security through supportiveness and consistency. The successful leader will also make operations as convenient as possible, show sympathy, enable those supervised to gain status, permit employees to work with members of the opposite sex if they prefer, and get employees into action. Using positive motivational techniques builds a positive environment and encourages employees to feel, think, and act like valued and valuable members of the organization. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials (72nd, San Francisco, CA, October 18-22, 1986).