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.