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Treating Your Employees Like Rockstars

February 4, 2010

Lately we’ve heard a lot about rockstars, whether it be Steven Tyler leaving Aerosmith, hearing about Chris Brogan’s social media rockstars or Chris Ferdinandi talking about how you should treat your employees like rockstars.

There’s something to this rockstar mentality. Chris nails it on his Renegade HR post saying how companies should “treat their employees like rockstars until they prove they aren’t.” Intel takes the rockstar title up another level in their television ad (above), taking the concept to a nearly literal idea.

There’s a lesson to be learned from all of this though. Employees are more likely to put more motivation and effort into their work knowing that what they are doing matters. Cheering for your workers and letting them know that they are important reinforces positive behavior. Positive recognition is a much more effective stimulus than pressure, threats, or doing nothing at all.

You’re employees do amazing things everyday. How are you making them feel like rockstars?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. sherfelad permalink
    February 4, 2010 3:50 pm

    Great post!
    I written before about treating your employees like kings ( and I think this it the same idea!
    Like many things in life it is the indirect approach that works. You become a rockstar yourself not by acting like a rockstar, but by treating everybody else like one…
    Thanks for the rockstar post!

    • February 4, 2010 5:22 pm

      Thanks for your comment! I like what you said, you become a rockstar yourself by treating everybody else like one.

  2. February 4, 2010 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout! Just as an FYI, you spelled my last name wrong =P (no worries – everyone does).


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