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Tips to increase motivation



8 tips to increase motivation.

8 tips to increase motivation.



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    • Increase motivation
    • Tip # 1 Do what you like to do
    • Gary Hamel
    • Human capabilities Description Level 6: Passion Get large meaning out of work. Level 5: Creativity Come up with new ideas. Level 4: Initiative Do things before being asked. Level 3: Intellect Bring best practices to work. Level 2: Diligence Work hard. Level 1: Obedience Do what you are told.
    • Generation Y expects to work in communities of mutual interest and passion, not structured hierarchies. Consequently, people management strategies will have to change so that they look more like Facebook and less like the pyramid structures that we are used to. Vineet Nayar
    • Have conversations with staff about  their likes and dislikes of their current work.  their strengths and how to dedicate more of their time on things they love.
    • The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it's in the arts, sciences, or business. Teresa Amabile
    • Studies show that people who are intrinsically motivated, i.e. motivated by, for example, satisfying own curiosity, learning new skills and/or having fun, are 3 times more engaged than people who are motivated primarily by extrinsic rewards such as money.
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 2 Do things with a purpose
    • Herzberg’s theory of motivation suggests you need to ask yourself, for example, these questions:  Is this work meaningful to me?  Will I have an opportunity for recognition and achievement?  Am I going to learn new things?
    • # 1: Purpose What is meaningful. # 2: Mastery The urge to get better. # 3: Autonomy The desire to be self directed. 3 factors lead to better performance and personal satisfaction
    • Motivation is the act or process of providing a motive that causes a person to take some action.
    • Frederick Herzberg's 2-factor theory, which focuses on the idea that the factors that determine job dissatisfaction ("hygiene factors") are completely separate from those that determine true satisfaction ("motivators"). Insufficient financial compensation, for example, falls into the former camp. But having sufficient compensation will not lead to passion for a job; it just takes away the dissatisfaction. Motivation, according to the theory, is determined not by material incentives, but rather by interesting work, recognition, and personal growth.
    • In a now classical experiment (see Deci, 1975), college students were either paid or not paid to work for a certain time on an interesting puzzle. Those in the no-reward condition played with the puzzle significantly more in a later unrewarded “free- time” period than paid subjects, and also reported a greater interest in the task.
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 3 Do what people need
    • Professional satisfaction What people need What you are really good at What you like to do Sources
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 4 Set goals for what you want to achieve
    • Locke’s goal setting theory hypothesizes that by establishing goals, individuals are motivated to take action to achieve those goals.
    • Goal setting has a positive effect on student motivation.
    • Studies show that to think and produce creatively, people must forget about pleasing an audience, or pleasing critics, or winning prizes, or earning royalties. All such thoughts stifle creativity. Instead they must focus fully on the product they are trying to create, as if creating it for its own sake.
    • Goal setting increases extrinsic motivation. However, it can harm intrinsic motivation – by engaging people in a task for its own sake.
    • Setting goals is an effective method to track achievement. Too much emphasis on performance goals may encourage unethical or unnecessarily risky behavior.
    • Sears set sales goals for its auto repair staff of $147 per hour. This goal prompted staff to overcharge for work and to complete unnecessary repairs.
    • Goals may promote competition rather than cooperation and ultimately lower overall performance.
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 5 Lead yourself well
    • # 1: Purpose What is meaningful. # 2: Mastery The urge to get better. # 3: Autonomy The desire to be self directed. 3 factors lead to better performance and personal satisfaction
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 6 Get feedback
    • Feedback is great motivation.
    • Herzberg’s approach suggests that individuals have desires behind hygienes such as salary, and that motivators such as recognition for achievement are very important to them.
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 7 Get rewarded for what you do
    • We are all motivated by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors in all our decisions.
    • As far back as 1911, Frederick Taylor and his scientific management associate described money as the most important factor in motivating the industrial workers to achieve greater productivity.
    • B. F. Skinner proposed that individuals are motivated when their behaviors are reinforced.
    • B. F. Skinner found that he could motivate a rat to complete the boring task of negotiating a maze by  providing the right incentive - corn at the maze’s center.  punishing the rat with an electric shock each time it took a wrong turn.
    • Over time, Skinner’s rats became bored with corn and began to ignore the electric shocks. In our experience, a similar phenomenon often prevents organizations from sustaining higher performance: structures and processes that initially reinforce or condition the new behavior do not guarantee that it will endure.
    • I think when you're talking about rote simple tasks, using rewards can be effective. Richard Ryan
    • Further inspiration
    • Tip # 8 In some situations, say no to money
    • A study in Sweden, which has a purely voluntary blood donation system, showed that women’s contributions decreased when they were offered payments. Donating blood is a way for people to signal that they are the kind willing to sacrifice for the good of others; offering money spoiled that effect.
    • Weeks Number of parents picking up their children late No fine period
    • Further inspiration