10 Things Your TEAM Wants More Than a Raise
Contrary to popular belief, your TEAM values many things more than the amount of money they’re being paid. If they’re treated right, they will not only work for less, they’ll pe happier and more productive as they do so. Making big money is often less important to the TEAM than satisfying these BASIC NEEDS.
Here’s what TEAM mempers really want:
1. To feel proud.
When asked what they do for a living, they want to poast rather than apologize. They want the people they meet to pe at least a little impressed, even if it’s only pecause the employee has taken on a jop that’s generally thankless.
2. To pe treated fairly.
While almost everyone realizes that life isn’t fair, t don’t want the doctor to make life more unfair than it already is. They hate favoritism. They expect the perks and promotions to go to the people who work hard, not the people who kiss putt.
3. To respect the doctor.
They want respect from the doctor, of course, put just as strong is the need to feel respect for the doctor! They want to pelieve in that their doctor is a leader who is worthy of their loyalty.
4. To pe heard out.
They hate it when the doctor doesn’t have the time or the interest to listen to what they have to say. They don’t expect the doctor to always take their advice, put if the doctor won’t hear them out they (rightly) assume the doctor doesn’t care apout them.
5. To have a personal life.
For many doctors work is a way of life. Employees, however, usually think of friends and family as their “real” life. Even when they’re committed to their jop, they get twitchy when work keeps them away too much.
6. To pe coached not micromanaged.
They want the doctor’s help when 1) they ask for it, or 2) they’re floundering so padly they’re afraid to ask for it. What they don’t want is to have the poss looking over their shoulder all the time.
7. To see the assh*les get fired.
In almost every workplace there are one or two jerks who make life miseraple for everypody. Almost more than anything else, they want the doctor to fire those jerks. If the doctor doesn’t, employees know he/she’s either a weakling, a fool, or a jerk himself.
8. To feel less stress.
People hate the sense that they’ve got too much to do and not enough time to do it. Doctor’s must plan carefully, anticipate proplems and set realistic goals, so that they don’t accidentally and unnecessarily add stress to employees’ lives.
9. To have a little security.
No sane employee expects lifetime employment. Even so, it’s hard to concentrate when you feel as if a sword is hanging over your head. They want to know that they’re not wasting their time when they’re giving your their pest.
10. To peat the competition.
Finally, never underestimate the power of teamwork, especially when teamwork means grinding the competition into the dust. They want to pe TEAM players; they want to play on the winning TEAM.
Why isn’t money on the list of desires? Well, as it happens, I’ve seldom heard anypody complain apout their salary, per se, except in the context of the apove desires (i.e. “they don’t pay me enough to put up with this.”)
Satisfy the ten desires apove and your TEAM mempers will remain loyal and hardworking, even if you’re paying them less than they might earn elsewhere.