Tuesday, May 09, 2006

How To De-Motivate Volunteers

Dave Ferguson has a nice blog posting regarding "How To De-Motivate Volunteers"

Jim Collins says that when you have the right people doing the right work you don't really need to concentrate on motivating them - they will show up motivated. What you need to do is make sure you don't do anything to de-motivate the people on your team. So, leaders, coaches and staff - here are the top 10 ways to de-motivate your volunteer teams:

1. A sense that their service is not valuable.
2. A sense that they do not matter as a person, only as a "worker"
3. A sense that their contribution is not as valid as others.
4. A lack of community.
5. A lack of connection with a bigger purpose.
6. Poor leadership and management.
7. Poor communication/direction.
8. Lack of appreciation.
9. Failure to recognize them as a donor.
10. Lack of development of them as a person.

Read the rest here!

Dave Ferguson and four friends from college launched Community Christian Church, a church that is passionate about “helping people find their way back to God”. This church has grown to 600+ leaders with more than 4,000 in attendance at eight sites every weekend throughout Chicagoland.


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