Managing Individual Motivations

Simple ways to tailor your management strategy and motivate your team in a meaningful way.

Do you know who you are working with? 

Certainly, you know your colleagues’ names and titles. (Or, it’s a work in progress at least.) Maybe you know that Bob likes to go fly fishing on Saturdays, that Susan is renovating her kitchen, and that Jeff is going to be a grandpa for the first time. There are details that come up in small talk throughout the day, but how well do you really know and understand your team? 

Not to mention, if you are managing in a remote environment, creating meaningful working relationships and connections becomes exponentially more challenging. You might be able to pick up a few details over Slack, hear their tone on a call, or catch their reactions over Zoom. However, it’s easier for your team to put on their “game face” when they know the camera is on, so how do you detect when feelings are authentic? And, without that level of authenticity, how can you tell if you are managing and motivating your team in a way that gives them a true sense of belonging and understanding?

Before you can tackle motivation, you have to understand an individual’s personality. Unfortunately, motivation isn’t a one-size-fits-all strategy. As a leader, the key to unlocking motivation is to really understand the behavioral attributes that drive an individual - you have to find out what makes them tick! 

Lucky for you, there are tools available to you, like Echovate, that help you speed up the get-to-know-you process. Through a behavioral assessment, you can quickly and efficiently understand the behavioral makeup of an individual. Once you’ve taken the time to really understand your team, the tough stuff is done! We’ve broken down a few simple motivational strategies based on an individual’s dominant personality trait. So once you know who you are really working with, helping them achieve their maximum potential becomes that much easier! 

Let’s take a look at how you should lead your team to the next level.

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