Exciting people to learn
By Leigh Kelly
This can be extremely difficult as some caregivers believe they know it
all. I had a comment from one facility that told me one of her caregivers
said “I did a course 2 years ago. There is nothing you can teach
me.” How common is that attitude?
Unfortunately this attitude is all too common. I wonder if these same people that know it all would be happy to be the recipient of care from someone who did one course 2 years ago? I wouldn’t be.
Even with the vast amount of knowledge I have accumulated over the years, I do not believe that I know it all. I am still learning.
So why are people so unmotivated or do not feel they need to keep upskilling? Motivating these very difficult people can be a challenge so here are some tips to motivating your team
- Set a good example. If they know you are learning then they may well get enthused as well so tell them about what you are doing and why.
- Focus on employee happiness rather than employee motivation.
Help your employees by feel really, really good and happy in their workplace and foster an environment of learning
- Make sure your employees share in your company successes. Enter a competition where everyone works together to get the submission ready and get everyone to share the success
- Create a culture of autonomy and agency where people find the joy in coming to work.
- Encourage workers to voice complaints. Let them be heard and act upon their grievance – don’t ignore it. Many managers do at their peril
- Take on fun volunteer assignments. Do something that involves the community and get your staff involved too.
- Get in touch with your inner start up. Get your team fired up with enthusiasm before they start the day.
For more information go to this article. It is not a caregiving site but the principles are all the same for any business.
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