Killing Motivation With Kindness
Motivating workers is a full-time job in itself for managers who are required to be flexible, people-focused diplomats. Add in the challenge of trying to adjust to a generation of younger workers characterized as being accustomed to recognition and praise, and it makes for a tough time for tough bosses. Many books tout the advantages of an open, "kid gloves" style of managing, but it's also possible to kill motivation with kindness. Here are situations when a "cracking the whip" approach is a better way to motivate your team and improve their performance.