TODAY’S WORKFORCE:WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MOTIVATE?                                                                          ...
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Today's Workforce: What Does it Take to Motivate? [Infographic]

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The real force behind lasting employee engagement and performance just might surprise you. To find out what truly inspires your team, explore this infographic on motivation in the modern workplace. Through powerful, research-based visuals and captions, learn about motivation theory and effective leadership coaching strategies for shaping a motivational workplace.

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Today's Workforce: What Does it Take to Motivate? [Infographic]

  1. 1. TODAY’S WORKFORCE:WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MOTIVATE? www.CoachingRedefined.com EXTERNAL: INTERNAL: EXTERNAL vs INTERNAL REWARDS/THREATS PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS MOTIVATION (e.g. bonuses, deadlines, surveillance) (e.g. personally satisfying work, contributing to a team effort)Our 3 Psychological Needs (based on self-determination theory) COMPETENCE RELATEDNESS AUTONOMY Feeling valued as Collaborating with colleagues Exercising self-regulation, knowledgeable, skilled, and coworkers. within guidelines, to achieve and experienced. business goals. Satisfaction of the needs creates sustainable internal motivation. Managers and organizations that support satisfaction of these core needs realize productivity gains. SHAPING THE Use these 3 practices to inspire superior performance by helping employees satisfy their basic MOTIVATIONAL WORKPLACE psychological needs. Adopt the Employee’s Perspective Communicate in an Informational Way Generate Opportunities For Choice Develop a deep understanding of Information helps employees Support autonomy by offering employees’ perspectives. understand their work and make meaningful choices. choices. HOW TO Think about the connection between needs and outcomes when you are considering ways to motivate employees. IMPROVE OUTCOMES EMPLOYEE NEED: EXTERNAL MOTIVATION: Gain Reward/Avoid Punishment Short-Term Gains EMPLOYEE NEED: INTERNAL MOTIVATION: Competence, Relatedness, Autonomy Sustained or Improving Performance BEWARE THE It’s easy to undermine motivation when using traditional methods. CARROT AND STICK Undermine and Decrease Internal MotivationFACTORS THAT: Scan to learn more... Tangible Threats of rewards punishment Evaluations Deadlines Competition Enhance and Increase Internal Motivation Respect for Acknowledging Providing Expressions of Positive employees their perspective choice appreciation feedback© 2012 AchieveGlobal, Inc. M01404 v. 1.0 (03/2012)

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