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HOW TO DEMOTIVATE STAFF A BRIEF GUIDE

HOW TO DEMOTIVATE STAFF A BRIEF GUIDE Demotivation of staff, though well developed in most places, isstill capable of improvement. Rigid grading structures and hierarchiescan help. More direct techniques include ignoring staff, forgetting theybelong to the library or who they are, brushing aside suggestions,claiming credit for their ideas, distancing yourself from disasters,showing no interest in staff as people, criticizing but never praisingpreferably in front of others, confusing staff, being inconsistent,patronizing staff, giving them unclear job descriptions and reportinglines, avoiding consultation, excluding them from any involvement, andbeing negative yourself. In spite of a few dangers, these methodsinfallibly bring results. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Management Emerald Publishing

HOW TO DEMOTIVATE STAFF A BRIEF GUIDE

Library Management , Volume 13 (1): 4 – Jan 1, 1992

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-5124
DOI
10.1108/01435129210009832
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Abstract

Demotivation of staff, though well developed in most places, isstill capable of improvement. Rigid grading structures and hierarchiescan help. More direct techniques include ignoring staff, forgetting theybelong to the library or who they are, brushing aside suggestions,claiming credit for their ideas, distancing yourself from disasters,showing no interest in staff as people, criticizing but never praisingpreferably in front of others, confusing staff, being inconsistent,patronizing staff, giving them unclear job descriptions and reportinglines, avoiding consultation, excluding them from any involvement, andbeing negative yourself. In spite of a few dangers, these methodsinfallibly bring results.

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Library ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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