10 Ways to Demotivate People

1. Give them a jerk for a boss
2. Announce a layoff
3. Focus them on routine tasks instead of business results
4. Don’t tell them the overall vision and strategy
5. Blame and criticize profusely and highlight mistakes and failures
6. Avoid telling why something is done or needs to happen
7. Take all the credit for achievements
8. Impose policies, procedures, approvals, etc. to restrict everything they do
9. Announce that you’re going to practice pay for performance, then give everyone the same merit increase
10. Keep misfits and non-performers and load additional work on good performers

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