Extrinsic motivation refers to external influences that impacts staff performance. External motivators can be either positive, like grades, awards or rewards, or negative like a punishment. While intrinsic factors cannot be easily influenced by the manager, extrinsic values are completely within his control. The difference between a good and bad manager often comes down to the ability to understand his staff. A good manager should know and understand his staff in order to motivate each one in one way or another, that is a raise or a bonus, or a promotion or a change of task, in order to create diversification and subsequently more focus in the new challenge.
Be kind toward your organisation. Take good care of each staff member and it will create a feeling of belongingness. A closely knit and coordinated team will always be more productive than one that is scattered. Simple team-building sessions or events like staff parties is a great way to weld the team, while also giving the team a chance to put down tensions created during long and exhausting working hours. It’s also important to remember to celebrate the small successes, to make the team feel like they can make a difference and have an impact on results.