RE: Motivation - Update - 2 quick comments

Subject: RE: Motivation - Update - 2 quick comments
From: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- Rad -dot- co -dot- il>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 13:41:40 +0300

Keith wrote: <If this board is indeed about helping people, I submit that
the tone of
your initial post did not seem geared at doing so.>

The "tone" of an email is something we subjectively add to it and it does
not necessarily conincide with the intention of the writer.

Dick wrote:<And it's at times like those that the differential motivator is

Money can make you come to work, but not necessarily feel good about your
work. Therefore, it is not a "proper" motivator (according to Herzberg's

<It is not my boss's job to make me happy (and it sure as hell ain't my job
to make him happy). The job for both of us is to get the work done so the
company can have the revenue to pay our salaries. Does this corporation make
a positive difference in the world? Yes it does. Otherwise I'd be looking
for work elsewhere. But is it this company's purpose to make me want to come
to work every morning? No. The company pays me to come to work every
morning. The company's purpose is to return a profit to the shareholders.>

I cannot agree more with the statement about the purpose of a company. By
doing our jobs with this purpose in mind, we help the company succeed. One
of the ways of doing this is by making your employees happy. This should be
an essential part of every good manager's job. Happy employees produce
better work, which in turn, increases customer satisfaction and leads to
increased volume of business with your company.


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