Sunday, August 30, 2009

Motivating Skilled I.T. Profffesionals

As an I.T. manager, you no doubt struggle with how to keep your skilled employee's motivated. I have always thought it was a fallacy to assume that high pay in and of itself would keep highly skilled people around. Pay serves as a "dis-motivator", not a motivator. That is, if people are not paid fairly at market rates, they will start to look elsewhere. Fair market rate pay however in and of itself is not enough to keep good talent. So what does it take? I recently came across this video by David Pink that I thought does a pretty good job at outlining some things to consider when managing (although he would not like that term) a creative workforce.

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