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I’ve written previously about how to Manage your Manager, but how about motivating them?
If you read management (or productivity) weblogs – see here for my enormo list of recommended reading – then you’ll probably have noticed that anything to do with motivation in the workplace seems to be on a personal level or about motivating staff that work under you. But what if your manager’s about as useful as a chocolate fireguard? Ah Ha! That’s where psychology comes in.
- Empathise – Make you manager feel as though you understand what they’re going through (even if you don’t). If they feel you have something in common they’ll be more responsive to your suggestions.
It’s a shame that employees are put in the spotlight so much for lacking motivation and drive when in reality it’s often bad, lazy, unmotivated management that’s the root cause.
Hopefully (though light-hearted as is my style) the above may give you a couple of ideas on how to kick start your boss’s “get up and go”.
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