Managers and Supervisors who attends my workshops like to find out how to motivate their staff. They constantly shared with me that their staff are not delivering their best at work and they are at a lost on what to do. I shared with them that we need different ”carrots” for different folks, especially across the generations of staff. They have different motivational factors so we need to understand and deliver what motivates them. Let me share here:
1. Baby Boomers
They are the mature employees who has been working with the organization for the past 20 to 40 years. To them, their Work is their Life. Their primary motivator is stability and they would desire to continue contributing to their work for as long as they could. They take great pride in their work and love to be praised as craftsman. Seeking advice from them and giving recognition for their long service makes them very happy and motivated.
2. GEN X
For GEN X staff (who are in their mid 30s to late 40s), career progression and achievements motivates them strongly. They worked very hard for the promotions, salary increments & bonuses, and other perks. They need to show themselves, their family and friends that they have finally arrived. Work-life Balance is also another strong motivator for the GEN X staff, especially those with family responsibilities.
3. GEN Y
GEN Y staff are motivated by flexibility given in the way they work. They have integrated work with their life and love to work only when they feel like it. They are also motivated by meaningful and challenging tasks.
How do you motivate your Baby Boomers, GEN X & Y staff? Share with me.
Ken is conducting his workshop on “Supervising & Motivating GEN X & Y Staff” at Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore on 24 August 2012. >>To find out more…
Ken is bilingual, he can deliver his workshops and seminars in both English and Chinese effectively. He is also one of the authors of the book “88 Essential Secrets For Achieving Greater Success At Work” which is currently available in major bookstores in Asia, USA and Europe.
Please contact Ken at ken(at)proactivetrg.com, if you would like to discuss on how to drive your employee’s performance to greater heights (no obligations).