How to Motivate People to do something
A) Do it, Set an Example.
The best way to ask someone to do something is to do it yourself in front of them. People are great observers and learn quickly when someone demonstrates something in front of them.People might be hesitant to do a thing or not comfortable in a new environment to do a thing on their alone. Looking at someone doing that thing gives them the confidence and they intend to try it themselves next time around.
B) Talk out the positives of doing that thing.
You need to create a positive environment for that thing. People should be made to believe that there would be positive vibes if they that particular thing. It means attaching a goodwill factor to the completion of that task. Talk about the subject and how it will benefit that person or the people in general. Show how excited you are about the task, and you are expecting that person to do this task is because he is you think competent to do the task.
C) Never show hurry, wait for the change patiently.
You told them about the task, you told them the positives also. That’s all on your part. Now you don’t need to act pushy and get that task done. Just sit back and relax. Wait for them to understand it on their own. Keep patient and wait for their response.
D) Don’t get disheartened if the change is not coming.
People tend to get pushy when they want to see something happening in a particular manner and not getting the similar response. This approach is not correct. You need to wait for more, work it out again. Just keep that positive environment building. People don’t change so easily.
E) Don’t stare, let the change sink in
People feel awkward when someone is staring at them doing something which they are not used to do. Don’t give them this kind of environment where they feel that they are being noticed for all their moves. Let them get comfortable in that scenario.
F) Carrots for the rabbit.
All rabbits love the carrots. Who will not enjoy a little prize for something which they initially thought was not worth doing? This just ad to the positive vibes of doing that task.