The pressure is on! Today, managers and supervisors are called upon to increase productivity while still using a depleted workforce. With unemployment lingering at the same rate as it was a year ago, corporations and organizations are content to work with fewer employees on the payroll. However, they expect management to meet higher quotas brought on by the demand of a growing economy. The new call to arms from the powers-that-be is to get more with less!
“How to do this in the present economic environment?” is the question that is being asked by most managers and supervisors today. A few years ago upper management would have done what they always did – throw money at it.
It is widely known that managers believe that the best way to motivate their staff is to give higher salaries, bonuses, vacation days, and other monetary benefits. The dilemma is that they can’t use this old “standby” any longer. Businesses are not signing off on financial considerations anymore. They are telling managers and supervisors to find other ways to motivate their people. READ MORE