Motivation as a Self-management Technique for Wildlife Conservation Agencies

Too few supervisors are present in conservation agencies to adequately oversee and motivate conservation officers. In order to properly manage these officers, self-management techniques need to be implemented. To initiate selfmanagement, the supervisor must learn what motivates an employee; give the employee some responsibility; show him the importance of his job; provide proper equipment, training, recognition, and pay raises when applicable; and allow the employee to participate in the decision making process. The supervisor must also be trustworthy, honest, promote positive attitudes, and exhibit interest in the employee. By utilizing these techniques, we will not only get the most out of our employees, but also improve conservation of wildlife resources.

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