Please find attached an extract from a performance management manual that I thought you would find humorous and interesting.
It was written by the Managing Director of MAUS Business Systems and illustrates the importance of staff motivation and positively within the framework of a business.
Developing a goal orientated structure where all personnel are a part of the bigger picture is paramount to the ongoing success of any organisation. I hope you will find this to be of interest.
An Observation on Business:
One of the most important things I have learnt over the last 10 years is that an organisation should be treated as a team. When that team is well trained, well prepared and positively motivated, the company is naturally propelled in a forward direction.
Managers must acknowledge the fact that they employ people, not robots. An understanding of human nature is essential before projects can be effectively managed and full potential achieved. Positive, well-motivated people give five times more productivity than a group of unmotivated personnel.
In order to create a positively charged organisation, there needs to be clear goals, recognition of achievement, adherence to systems and a certain level of discipline, all contained within a flexible organisational structure.
Conduct an audit on organisations anywhere in the world and you will probably find that over 50% have an inherent negative corporate culture. In fact I am sure a memorandum similar to the following would be right at home in any number of organisations.