Ten Motivation Killers To Avoid

by Todd Jones ([email protected]) 115 views 

Another Friday and you are staring at your computer. Maybe you are wondering what it is you are going to do, or worse, what it is you want to do.

Productivity can definitely slip during the “Friday Blues.” Everyone knows the song by Jimmy Buffet, “It’s Five o’clock somewhere.”

Indeed it is 5 o’clock somewhere.

What about the other days of the week?

How do you stay motiviated? Better yet, how do you keep your team motivated?

Does your company need to have a ping-pong table or free lunches? How about beer in the refrigerator or a place just to get away?

The answers, it seems, may not be that complicated.

Entrepreneur Magazine posted an infographic recently which was compiled by reporting software Weekdone identifying 10 motivation killers.

So, what are the motivation killers?

1. Inadequate Rewards
2. Awful Office Spaces
3. No Self-Development
4. Inefficient Collaboration
5. Negative People
6. Fear of Failure
7. Lack of Clear Goals
8. Micormanaing Bosses
9. Useless Meetings
10. Wasting Your Team’s Time

Some highlights:

“Open office setups report 62% more sick-days. Time to return to traditional offices?”

“24% of actively disengaged employees spread negativity to their coworkers.”

“26% of engaged employees would leave the job for just a 5% pay increase.”

Check out the infographic to see the data and some of the different suggestions to correct these motivation killers.

How to Boost Team Performance and Motivation
Infographic created by folks at Weekdone, the better team management tools company