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Developing your managerial skills motivation: Part 2 (Proceedings)

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Aug 01, 2009

What is motivation?

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Let's discuss what we can do in our practices to motivate our team and practice environment.

Twenty low cost activities to boost team morale

1. Send a Letter of Commendation to a Staff Member for Performance Above and Beyond Normal Expectations

2. Provide Lunch for All Employees on the Last Working Day Before a Holiday

3. Provide Staff with Fresh Fruit or Other Foods for Snacking During Breaks

4. Buy Corsages for Staff on Special Occasions

5. Send a Card to All Staff Members on Their Birthdays

6. Invite Part-time Employees to All Staff Social Events

7. Write Personal Messages such as "Thank You" or "Happy Birthday" on Payroll Checks

8. Work Side-By-Side with Staff Once a Year (Or More Often) on a Community Help Project

9. Personally Introduce New Hires to Each Staff Member

10. Greet Each Staff Member at the Start and End of Each Day

11. Send a Card to Each Staff Member on His/Her Anniversary

12. Hold Morale Building Meetings to Inform Staff of Your Practice's Successes

13. Reward Staff Who Miss One Day or Less During the Year Due to Illness or Injury

14. Buy a Vase for Your Business Assistant's Desk and Provide Fresh Flowers on a Surprise Basis

15. In Each Month That New Patients Exceed an Established Figure, Take All Employees Out for Dinner

16. Hold an Annual Staff Appreciation Party

17. Give a Small Gift to an Employee Each Time a Patient Makes a Positive Comment about Him/Her

18. Plan a Staff Social Event at Which You Do the Cooking and Serving (Picnic, Barbecue, Etc.)

19. Give a Reception for Every Employee Who Retires

20. Design an "Employee of the Year" Plaque for your Reception Area