Research from the University of California found that motivated employees were 31% more productive, had 37% higher sales, and were three times more creative than demotivated employees. A mind-boggling 70% of an employee’s motivation is influenced by his or her manager. Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen. Before managers can start creating motivated, engaged employees, there are 9 critical things that they need to stop doing.
#1. Making a lot of stupid rules
Companies need to have rules, but they don’t have to be short sighted and lazy attempts at creating order. It’s an overzealous attendance policy or taking employees’ frequent flier miles. Even a couple of
unnecessary rules can drive people crazy. When good employees feel like big brother is watching, they’ll
find someplace else to work.