The Why and What of Motivation

Fierce Resources: HBR Blog 2013 Ideas

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Training Industry and explores the truth behind what really motivates people to achieve success.

It’s common knowledge that motivation plays a critical role in employee productivity, quality of work, and execution speed. But many leaders still find it difficult to motivate their employees. What are we missing? The Why and What of Motivation finds that all motivation is driven from within. This means leaders need to shift their focus from exclusively offering extrinsic rewards to uncovering each employee’s intrinsic motivation.

Is your team performing to expectations? Are you taking the time to connect with your employees?

“Be willing to take the time to meet with and listen to employees, as much as they need or want. Schedule individual meetings to focus on pinpointing what really drives them and the type of recognition they prefer to receive.”

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