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Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | Agile Learning |

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 

A sample from the list of 10:

  •  Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 

  • Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
    This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.

  • Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
    Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?

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Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics

Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans and robots | Neurorobotics | Agile Learning |

From:  Frontiers in Neurorobotics and Frontiers in Cognitive Science is sharing~ state-of-the-art research ... driven by intrinsic motivations.

  • How do motivations drive learning?
  • How are complex skills built up from a foundation of simpler competencies?
  • What are the neural and computational bases for intrinsically motivated learning?
  • What is the contribution of intrinsic motivations to wider cognition? 

Autonomous development and lifelong open-ended learning are hallmarks of intelligence.

Higher mammals, and especially humans, engage in activities that do not appear to directly serve the goals of survival, reproduction, or material advantage.   Rather, a large part of their activity is intrinsically motivated - behavior driven by curiosity, play, interest in novel stimuli and surprising events, autonomous goal-setting, and the pleasure of acquiring new competencies.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Neurorobotics and intrinsic motivation, quite the combo in this piece.  ~ D

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