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Motivating Employees For Dummies shows business leaders how to communicate effectively with employees, increase their sense of responsibility, and promote excellent teamwork. Full of creative solutions to almost every kind of day-to-day situation, this handy guide offers everything business leaders need to increase employee performance and morale.

Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the owner of a mom-and-pop shop, or a manager with just a handful of employees under...

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Overview

Motivating Employees For Dummies shows business leaders how to communicate effectively with employees, increase their sense of responsibility, and promote excellent teamwork. Full of creative solutions to almost every kind of day-to-day situation, this handy guide offers everything business leaders need to increase employee performance and morale.

Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the owner of a mom-and-pop shop, or a manager with just a handful of employees under you, Motivating Employees For Dummies shows you how to get more effort and production from employees — without threats or intimidation. For anyone who needs to understand and master simple, effective motivational techniques, this book covers all the bases:

  • Learn to communicate with employees
  • Provide a strategic vision that motivates others
  • Create a dynamic, inspiring workplace and corporate culture
  • Show employees you care
  • Establish a mentoring program
  • Design a fair and motivational compensation scheme
  • Encourage workplace diplomacy — not politics

Expert author Max Messmer — Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest specialized staffing firm — reveals the secret (and not so secret) tricks to motivating employees in a positive manner. From communication to compensation and everything in between, he covers all the angles, giving you the tools and techniques you need to get fair effort for fair pay from the people who work for you. Inside you’ll find how to:

  • See how your firm rates in employee motivation
  • Establish values and ethics your people can believe in
  • Encourage and manage employee feedback and suggestions
  • Foster creativity and open thinking
  • Choose the right medium for communicating with employees
  • Manage the appraisal process
  • Recognize and reward effort and success
  • Understand and promote true teamwork
  • Manage motivation through downsizing or mergers
  • Deal with negative attitudes and habitual behaviors
Today it is more important than ever that business leaders find effective, employee friendly ways to motivate their people. This handy guide offers all the tools and ideas you need to keep your employees happy and productive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764553271
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Max Messmer, bestselling author of Job Hunting For Dummies, is chairman and CEO of Robert Half International, Inc., the world's largest specialized staffing firm. He appears regularly in the media.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Motivating Others: The Least You Need to Know.

Chapter 1: Motivating Your Employees: Everyone Wins.

Chapter 2: Do You See What I See? Providing Strategic Vision.

Chapter 3: Stocking Your Motivation Toolbox.

PART II: Creating a Dynamic Corporate Culture.

Chapter 4: Creating a Place Where People Want to Work.

Chapter 5: Using the Workspace as a Motivator.

Chapter 6: Showing You Care: Balancing Work/Life Issues.

PART III: Fostering Open Communication.

Chapter 7: Communicating: It's More Than Mere Words.

Chapter 8: Encouraging Creativity.

Chapter 9: Tapping the Power of Organizational Communications.

PART IV: Building Home-Grown Talent.

Chapter 10: Yes, You Can! Empowering Your Employees.

Chapter 11: Career Mapping -- and the Tools for Navigation.

Chapter 12: Mentoring for Professional Growth.

PART V: Paying Your People -- and Patting Them on the Back!

Chapter 13: Compensation: It's More Than Money.

Chapter 14: You Did Great! Recognizing Your Employees.

PART VI: Teamwork: Motivating Others to Cooperate and Collaborate.

Chapter 15: Promoting Teamwork.

Chapter 16: Motivating Beyond the Usual Boundaries.

Chapter 17: Keeping Telecommuters Motivated.

PART VII: Overcoming Challenges to Motivation.

Chapter 18: Managing through Change.

Chapter 19: Dealing with Difficult Situations.

Chapter 20: Handling Stress and Beating Burnout.

Chapter 21: Minimizing Office Politics.

PART VIII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten-Times-Ten Motivating Ideas from Seven Great Companies.

Chapter 23: Almost Ten Web Sites to Help You Motivate.

Chapter 24: Ten Different Employee Personalities -- and How to Motivate Them.

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Get Employees to Motivate One Another.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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