Motivation at Work
When it comes to motivation at work, it can be helpful to clarify your values. Identifying your work values helps in finding a compatible career. Learn more about your work values at careeronestop.org.
- self expression
- service to others
To achieve goals in the workplace:
- Measure results and share the results. Simply posting a scorecard can make the outcome like a game, motivating us to improve the score.
- Recognize and reward progress. Provide incentives – an employee incentive plan doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated. Get creative ideas and ask what they want.
- Be sure that goals are communicated clearly. Expectations and consequences need to be clearly understood by everyone.
Dan Pink, author of Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us, talks about Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose.
To overcome procrastination, learn how to motivate yourself.
Motivation can involve positive or negative consequences. Motivation can be tangible or intangible, intrinsic or extrinsic. Positive motivation is usually the most effective, and intrinsic motivation tends to be intangible. However, to stop a bad habit like using bad language, you can set up a negative tangible consequence like putting a dollar in a jar every time you slip up.
- Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose at Brainpickings.org
- Can betting against yourself online help you save money? from pbs.org
- New Years Resolutions Stick When Willpower is Reinforced from The New York Times
- How to Make Commitments You Will Actually Keep by Scott H Young
- How the Overjustification Effect Reduces Motivation from verywellmind.com
- Twentysomething: 7 ways to motivate your Millennial at Brazen Careerist
- Motivations and Rewards (pdf)
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