Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling desired behavior, part of Motivating and Engaging Employees (2013).
- As a leader, it's important to espouse…particular standards of behavior.…It's even more important to live up…to the standards you set.…To suggest certain behaviors and then follow through…makes you consistent and it signals integrity.…Conversely, to suggest certain standards,…and then behaviorally deviate from them,…causes serious doubt about whether you…really mean what you say.…Always remember the power of vicarious learning.…Humans learn very well, simply by watching others.…When you're actively instructing someone,…you're interacting with them…and in that context, the learner perceives risks.…
The normal risks associated with learning.…Such as apprehension about being evaluated.…But when someone is not directly interacting with you…they can observe effectively…without feeling any risk at all.…They might be watching you talking to a customer.…Maybe their observing you in a meeting.…And it could be as simple as listening to you…on a large conference call.…What you say and do, and how you say and do things,…
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- Assessing employee engagement
- Providing autonomy
- Building a transparent culture
- Modeling desired behavior
- Using monetary and nonmonetary motivators
- Fostering accountability
- Developing career paths for employees<br><br>
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