2. Identify individual needs
Let’s start with this question – does money motivate? Meta-analysis by Tim Judge indicates the association between salary and job satisfaction is very weak and reported there is less than 2% overlap between pay and job satisfaction levels. According to Daniel Pink people accomplish more when they are given autonomy, opportunity for mastery, and the belief their task is meaningful. By identifying your employees’ main personality traits, you’ll find it’s easier to work out what they need in order to value their position and achieve day-to-day success.
Generally speaking, many team members possess particular traits (e.g. they may be an introvert, extrovert, ambivert passive or dynamic etc.) and each personality type is motivated by different needs.
For example; introverts need tasks that they can do alone in a private space, allowing freedom and flexibility, whereas extroverts crave people, interaction and activity. Take some time to understand different workplace personalities. The more you understand what drives someone, the easier it will be to adapt your management style to one that will bring out the best in each person.