To create a rewarding company culture, one step is to eliminate any Demotivators that currently exist. Here’s a list to get you started.

  1. Taking people for granted.
  2. Allowing inappropriate behaviors.
  3. The wrong choice of words:
    • Well, duh
    • I don’t want to hear any more excuses (confrontational, not collaborative)
    • I’ve got my eye on you (threatening, not dealing with the issue)
  1. Neglect.
    • Inaccessibility of supervisor.
    • Not returning e-mails, phone calls, feedback on projects, or answers to questions.
  1. Domination.
  2. Favoritism.
  3. Belittling.
  4. Sarcasm.
  5. Treating employees like children.
  6. Not leading by example.
  7. Inconsistency.
  8. Displays anger.
  9. Obstacles.
  10. Fear.