How would your supervisor motivate you?

China
April 8, 2007 11:37pm CST
I am extremely self-motivated,I don't think that my supervisor would need to do very much in order to motivate me further.
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@xquisite (156)
• United States
19 Apr 07
i think mutual respect and occasional compliments are always good factors in motivating people. for me, i get motivated by vision. if i understand what the supervisor wants to achieve, it's easier for me to get motivated... xquisite www.xquisite.us
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@rosie_123 (6116)
19 Apr 07
Probably mainly by leaving me alone to get on with my work without pushing me all the time! I know I am inteligent and capable, and able to do my job, and a supervisor that trusted me and respected my judgement enough to let me do my job with minimum fuss, would command enough respect from me to male me want to work harder!
• China
19 Apr 07
Many thing they believe me!
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@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
19 Apr 07
I too am already self-motivated and independent and in fact, complacent to a certain extent. This is because I am sort of getting bored. I would continue to appreciate my boss if he were to motivate me to greater heights and give up his position to me. I don't think I am asking for too much as I am in a way helping him to move up or out. lol.
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@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I maybe little out of topic but still with it. I'm going to tell you not about my supervisor because I was already the supervisor so I will tell about my General Manager. He don't like to be bossy, only few words I can hear from him about commands and rules. I can simply tell that He motivates me by showing good example and treating me not just like a employee - boss relationship. He extends his interest more on my personal feelings and try to reach inside of my personality. Sometimes I look him not as our manager because he makes me feel like we are family and he treats us like his children. Ain't that admirable for such a high profile manager?
@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
3 Aug 08
I do not think that a supervisor is there solely to motivate. I hope that you will not undermine his/her role in the company too. I feel that people like you tend to take things for granted. A supervisor is a go between for the staff and higher management. He/she will need to oversee that their charges perform and adhere to company's policies and expectations. They are also responsible for appraising and getting the staff to mature and perform higher and integral functions of the company. You may deem to be a self reliant and self motivated individual; but that does not mean that you do not need a supervisor and retrospectively. It is also good for you that you may even have a very good prospect of being promoted as well since you consider yourself to be an X factor of the company. I just hope that you will keep up the good work.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
My Supervisor will motivate me if he will stand by me especially in times of crisis. If other managers or other bosses form other department put me down and try to ruin my reputation and question my credibility, then I expect my direct supervisor to fight for me, to always be there for me not only as my Supervisor but as a threshold in times of distress
@jarves (814)
• Philippines
24 May 07
There is no motivation here in our office. We have bad management here.
• Philippines
24 May 07
I also dont need much motivation from my supervisor but sometimes a word or two of appreciation can help lift my confidence. and of course,a raise in salary would definitely be a motivation! :)
• India
24 May 07
hi h, i guess my boss can do me a great favour by just allowing me to use my own head and not telling me the nitty gritty details of my work. i feel only then i can use my own imagination and ingenuity and give off my best. great thought h, keep it up plz
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
13 May 07
I'm a good self-starter at work, but not at home. I need someone to be a cheerleader at home to get all the stuff done that I don't want to do!
@djdeep81 (1061)
12 May 07
My supervisor can motivate me by praising the good work i have done. This will encourage myself to do better. Also if they help me with stuff that i need to improve on then it will not only improve my performance but the overall performance of the company
• United States
25 Apr 07
I've always been in the position to be supervisor and I always tried to motivate staff and employees by being a good example. I never asked my employees to do something I wouldn't do. The best motivation for most people is to let them see you work hard. Know what you are doing and have confidence in anything you do. That shows others you are a good example and usually, they want to be like you.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
25 Apr 07
well i am too self motivated, but sometimes i really try to be lazy and so have a lot of pending works, so i have to push really hard to achieve my goals and my supervisor especially at these time motivated me to work and look ahead.
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
25 Apr 07
good for you!
@juntoboy (612)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 07
my supervisor never motivated me. i don't know, why. i can motivated-self. i promise if same thing problem will be rosolved
• India
25 Apr 07
I would feel motivated if one doesn't bug me and interfere in my thoughts while I'm working, and at the end when I am done, give a fair appraisal of my work, but not in plenty either way.
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
We are on the same boat. I too feel that I perform better when my immediate boss trusts me. I feel uncomfortable being closely supervised; all the more that I'd be demotivated when my boss does not leave me much elbow room for initiative and creativity. With very minimal supervision, I can work perfectly well on my own. My best motivator therefore is when I see that my boss sees the potential in me, and trusts that I can deliver the goods and can live up to expectation. Thanks for this wonderful discussion.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I am like you, no one need to motivate me. I motivate myself for my all work. You are responsible and careful about your task so you are self-motivated. I do not job but run my own small organization where not only me, I motivate others and supervise their responsibility.
• Canada
19 Apr 07
If my numbers are low then she jokes with me telling me I can't go home until I hit the proper number... and she'll set my personal quota about $1000 over what my actual quota is... I find the relaxed atmosphere a great motivator as well as making money! I absolutely love my job