Day: November 1, 2020

Want to Get More Productivity Out of Your People? Try Yelling at Them.

A study finds that anger sometimes works.

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If you want to really motivate your employees you should be encouraging, positive, upbeat and appreciative.  If that doesn’t work, then maybe you should yell at them.

I’m not kidding. It seems that yelling at people can generate, at times, better results. At least that’s the finding of a study conducted of basketball coaches last year by the University of California, Berkeley Professor Emeritus Barry Staw and his team of researchers and published in the Journal of Applied .

The team found that, when it comes to halftime speeches in the locker room, the more negative the better. In fact, the more negative, the more a team outscored its opposition. “That was even true

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