• Patricia Mezu, LL.M., M.A

Top Tips for Motivating Staff

In any early childhood setting, motivating teaching staff is a key element in ensuring the effective running of the establishment.

Not surprisingly, motivation has been defined as a ‘concept with no agreed single definition’ (Law and Glover 2000 in Jones 2004). Team leaders will know that sustained motivation is pivotal to the success of any team.

Here are a few sample indicators of a motivated and de-motivated team.

Indicators of a Motivated Team

  • High Performance

  • Energy and determination to succeed

  • Commitment to overcome problems and challenges

  • Willingness to accept change

Indicators of a De-Motivated Team

  • Apathy and indifference towards the job

  • High levels of absenteeism

  • Lack of cooperation when dealing with challenge

  • Resistance to change

Tips for Motivating Staff

  • Value members of the team

  • Listen to staff

  • Establish an environment of approval and cooperation

  • Provide opportunities for staff to develop and progress

  • Set achievable standards for staff

  • Recognise and commend the skill sets of staff

  • Acknowledge any achievements and successes

  • Agree and communicate goals for the team

Patricia Mezu is the Director of Professional Minds FZ LLC, a Dubai based educational consultancy, specialising in early childhood education. www.prminds.org

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