Properly motivated, people take matters in their own hands and start to act. In order for people to be activated, motivation has to find the right starting point.
Motivation is the reason for people’s actions, desires and needs, it makes people ready to act. Emotional and neural activities come in to play and cause us to strive for certain goals or objects.
There are two different sources of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic, which both have their place in the corporate world. In this case here, we will focus on the intrinsic motivation, because it can be the driving force behind a person’s action to accomplish a task for its own sake. For example, your salesperson, who talks to customers because he actually enjoys doing so. He does not think about why he does that or what benefits it offers. He just does it. And that’s why it’s authentic
Straight from the heart
For a company, exactly this source of motivation is highly interesting. Even if extrinsic factors should not be forgotten — material or similar incentives that improve your reputation – one thing stays: If you do something from your heart and inner conviction, you do it right, without restriction or a hidden agenda. Those are the kind of employees every company wants. The corporate values that come into play can then appear in many different ways.
Motivating people genuinely is an art that can be learned. Along with the right values, shared activities play a role, incentive programs and an inspiring team that makes you change the perception of jour job: work is not just work, it has meaning. Motivation works in different ways, a combination of extrinsic and intrinsic factors might just do the trick for your employees.
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Published 01.11.2017 © Brandsoul AG