As the authors of your course text emphasize, motivating employees should be a goal of all center directors because motivated employees are more likely to maintain a standard of excellence in the workplace. How can directors inspire employees to perform their best? Creating a team-oriented environment is one effective tool for motivating staff members. In this Discussion, you will examine the relationship between team building and motivation and consider specific strategies for fostering a collaborative spirit among staff members. To begin, reflect on the following:
With these thoughts in mind, follow the instructions below to post your response to this Discussion topic.
By Day 3 of Week 9:
Post a synthesis of your thoughts on how team camaraderie and employee motivation are related as well as the importance of teamwork in a child development center. Include how you might communicate your thoughts on this to your staff. Then, describe at least two specific team-building activities that you might implement in order to foster a sense of collective purpose and cooperation among your staff members.
By Day 7 of Week 10:
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. As you read their responses, note those to which you would like to respond with advice, questions, comments, and/or encouragement.
Respond to two or more of your colleagues’ postings in any of the following ways:
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Reflect on what you learned in this activity and/or insights you gained this week.