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If you want to Build a Ship, don’t Drum up people to Collect Wood. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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If you want to Build a Ship, don’t Drum up people to Collect Wood. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Employees aren’t machines. It would be a great lapse in judgment to expect them to report several hours a day, do routine work, and deal with different kinds of people without eventually getting bored, disinterested, and lost. Demotivated employees affect the company’s performance. And as their boss, it falls on your shoulders to remedy this before it gets out of hand.

Here are 12 practical things you can do to bring back their enthusiasm.

12 Practical Ways to Motivate Your Staff

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