Motivating people in the workplace is hard.
Especially in a year where we’re quickly moving from navigating widespread turnover and ‘The Big Quit’ to dealing with the economic downturn and subsequent layoffs, we want you to know that you’re not the only one wanting to pull their hair out.
Unfortunately, the social contagion effect – which we described briefly in our previous post as a source of motivation – also has a downside. When one member of the team leaves, it increases the chances that others will do the same. The firing of one team member can also damage the morale and motivation of the entire team.
Trying to motivate a team in this climate can’t be easy. We hear you, and we see you.