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How to Manage and Motivate Each Team Member Individually

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Every team member is different; be it personality, strength, or weakness. The manager who tries to manage everyone in the team the same way will never be successful. Such poor approaches will not only hurt the team but also the company at large. Unless, of course, he learns to manage and motivate them individually.

In this article, I will be talking about the different (carefully researched) approaches you can adopt in order to manage and motivate your staff individually.

Keep Weekly/Monthly Group Meetings to the Minimum


Instead, have more weekly/monthly individual one-one meetings to effectively manage the team. During this time you can train, exchange information, do some problem-solving, brainstorm, and even inspire the employee. It’s the lazy manager who tries to avoid taking the time to do their jobs properly and always seems in a hurry to conduct group meetings.

Avoid Chastising Someone in the Presence of Others

It is inexcusable for managers, while addressing the group, to single out one person for criticism. Such confrontation is downright cruel and demoralizing. It creates nothing but resentment, low productivity and makes everyone in the group feel embarrassed, threatened, and insecure.

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Mature Management Recognizes, Respects and Trusts the Responsibilities of Its Employees

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By doing this you will nip many management issues in the bud. Good management involves using different approaches with everyone; just like a key that opens your car will not work to open your home. In the same way, an approach that worked for one individual may turn out to be useless when used on another.

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Effective Managers Will Always Use a Mixture of Managerial Approaches

A good manager will meet them depending on the employee’s need, emotions, and the situation. All great management is one-to-one and well in sync with the individual. He or she knows their employees like he knows his/her own family.

Letting Employees Participate in the Decision-making Processes

There are many advantages to this. From a manager’s point of view, he/she gets to see things from a different perspective and opens himself/herself to make better decisions. From an employee’s point of view, he/she gets to participate and contribute to the organization. This makes them feel respected and responds well to management change.

I would like to end this article by saying one employee might need constant direction, another might ask for regular recognition, and a third might enjoy being left alone after you have set the tasks and goals. Do the thing that works best for all and motivate each individual accordingly.

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