Stimulating ‘lazy’ employees

Leaders should learn to deal with barriers to motivation
By Bill Caswell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2009

Let’s dispel a myth — an employer cannot motivate employees. It can only remove the barriers to motivation. People motivate themselves. So the more de-motivators an employer removes, the less “lazy” employees will be.

The intrinsic barriers to motivation include: a misalignment of values, lack of respect for an employee, poor boss-employee relationship and lack of employee self-actualization.

Misalignment of values