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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

This is confusing me as I don’t understand their reasons to act like that. You can't understand why some folks might balk at the idea of spending 45 hours of unpaid after work time? You are new. It's ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

Don't try. You don't need everybody to be on board with your plan. In fact it might be better not to have the people who are not enthusiastic attend the course. To make this work (including the more ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

So - let's get this straight. You're asking these people, in a nutshell, to give up 45 hours of their life and receive no compensation for it at all. And you're wondering why they're pushing back? I ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

Another angle is the fact you're in a Third World country. This is confusing me as I don’t understand their reasons to act like that. I'm in a developing nation, I dodged all university courses ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

While the certification may be expensive to obtain if you don't pay people to do it and they don't get a raise after they receive it they it has no value to them. If you can't provide them value ...
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What questions should I ask myself before quitting a job?

The key question I asked myself was: How long has it been since I was happy to work here? All jobs have ups and downs. A few bad days, or even a few bad weeks isn't usually a good reason to quit. ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

In a society like yours (guess where I know from), people see all the "certification" stuff as bullshit. This is why a lot of them are reluctant to assign any personal resources on it. More ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

I strongly feel I am not a match for this company and that looking elsewhere is the best path for both me and the company (just typing out this question feels like a relief). So find a new company ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay?

You took up the only opportunity you had at that point of time - good. You continued in the same position despite knowing you are undervalued and underpaid - not so wise. I'd say, update your resume ...
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What questions should I ask myself before quitting a job?

You say that your "Work environment is supportive". That's not always easy to find. That doesn't necessarily mean you should stay where you are, but since they are supportive, there might be ...
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Burnout? How to make it manageable for the next 6 months?

You can only burn out if you put in more effort than what you would put in to work comfortably, with reasonable amount of detachment from the quality of your work so as to sleep, eat, and live well. ...
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What questions should I ask myself before quitting a job?

I know this is an opinion based question - but I wanted to answer it. My first job out of college as a Software Engineer I hated. It was a bad fit. I was scared to quit my first job after just a few ...
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What questions should I ask myself before quitting a job?

What is my next job going to be? Simply put, it is significantly easier to find a new job while you're employed than when you're unemployed following a resignation. As such, you should never quit ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

There are two cases to take into account: Salaried: The output doesn't influence the pay. Eventually it may influence yearly raise. It's probably that money is a initial factor of motivation but ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

is there any theory or anecdotal evidence that increasing financial reward has any motivating power at all? my own feeling is that once you reach a plateau in your career, increasing financial reward ...
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Burnout? How to make it manageable for the next 6 months?

As a hiring manager, I can often tell when someone is burned out the way you describe - and it makes me question a lot of things: Why did the candidate stay in a role they so clearly hated? Will they ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

Be honest and open. Explain how you are feeling and how that is impacting your motivation. You are doing no favors to anyone by keeping it in or hesitating to bring it up with your manager. This is a ...
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How do you know when you should make a job change

Enjoying your job and excelling at it is not generally a reason to leave. Normally you know it's time to leave when the place is toxic, the work becomes too onerous or you need more money and they won'...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

The people that are not interested in going to these after-hours classes may simply have other obligations to deal with, such as kids, taking care of disabled or senior family members, have another ...
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Everybody knows I only see my job as a paycheck and this is causing harm

I would say one thing, it sounds like you have a case of burnout due to remote work while COVID running around. You are not the only one that afflicted with this, actually it has been a trend lately ...
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How to get motivated to work on tasks that don't help you improve

It probably started by one of those "other members, who spent a lot of time there" saying they wish to work on other tasks also, plus bus factor is a good argument as well. I've used several ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay?

I am well aware of cutting my nose off to spite my face and to just walk out would mean that I would lose the work that I have put in so far and also any potential for a reference. What would you ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

Motivations are (in random order) an interesting job, a job that is free of conflicts, a job that is safe, a job where I am appreciated, and a job that pays good money. The last one isn't that ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

Inadequate pay does affect performance, no question about it. But as soon as money is enough to spare money-related anxieties, such as paying the bills, is there any theory or anecdotal evidence that ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

Everyone is different, but some people are absolutely motivated by money. This is a key hiring point in sales people. You want people who make commission (a percentage of sales) to be highy motivated ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

No one is actively looking for a pay cut. One of the main reasons for a company to pay an employee "more than they need to be happy" or "above market" is to reduce the risk of ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

Money and stability are the main factors motivating most people I would think. It's why I know a cleaner who has done the same job for decades. She's not in love with cleaning, but she does need to ...
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Disagreements in project decisions led me to lose all motivation

This is a fundamental problem with any type of job - "should I do what I deem right or what the client explicitly wants"? I think it is professional to perceive yourself exactly as an ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

I'm adding this answer because the other answers don't really touch on the topic. Most companies don't care that you want to work for that exact company necessarily. What they're interested in is your ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

I often ask people in an interview what motivates them. It is a good if they can answer something to that. Often I will not care so much about the content but rather about how free they can answer. ...

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