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The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation

The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same caliber, will thrive when given significant autonomy. Otherwise, they'll wither.

 

There are dozens of studies to support this, inside and outside of business life.

The case for autonomy: just look in the mirror.


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Autonomy and flexibility are vitally important.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 22, 2015 1:25 AM

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 22, 2015 2:04 AM

Agree with the premise As Daniel Pink has proven autonomy, mastery and purpose are the key intrinsic motivators of us all

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 22, 2015 2:07 PM

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How To Re-Discover Your Motivation

How To Re-Discover Your Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.

 

But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler. 


“Give a whale a fish and it’ll jump as high as you want. Give a pigeon a pellet and it’ll turn 360 degrees. That whole animal behavior theory is what the workplace is built on. We’ve got to get away from that because we’re not pigeons and we’re not whales,” she says.


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Once you make the connection between what you’re doing and how it relates to something that matters to you, you’re going to be more motivated.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:45 PM

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.

Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, July 23, 2014 4:41 PM

An interesting take on employee motivation - do you agree?