Motivation is Owned by the Individual

 
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Motivation is Owned by the Individual
David Whitfield, Professor, United States, Member
Motivation is a slippery slope. I believe Wlodkowski who says: one cannot directly motivate another since motivation is owned by the individual; it comes from within us. It's the same as telling one to stop thinking abut sex. You have no control over that person's thinking, though you may provide an ambiance of sorts to do so; the same applies to motivation.
However, the leader can foster motivation by addressing two questions:
1. What do you need that you're not getting?
2. What can I do to make this relationship better, different, or more...(you choose the word)?
Then listen carefully to the response. Most, if not all want to be recognized, validated, and respected. Performance expectations and metrics must be crystal clear; finally, leaders must be consistent in their behavior--no Jekyll and Hyde--of integrity, trust, rewards, and punishment....Sign up
 

 
Motivation Through Discretionary Effort and Retention
Keith Whenmouth
A measure of motivation is the willingness to expend discretionary effort and the willingness of staff to stay with an organisation.
What motivat...Sign up
 

 
The Constituents of Motivation - Fair & Sqare
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan, Member
If the corporate vision is clouded – or if there is no vision (a common feature in many organizations in my culture) – motivation is an impossibility....Sign up
 

 
The Extent the Motivation is Owned by the Individual
Nelson Mwape, Student (University), Zambia, Member
Motivating employees depends on which motivation theories are used as a reference point. Some theories state that employees are motivated by (a) inter...Sign up
 

 
How Motivation is Owned by the Individual: The Influence of Culture
David Whitfield, Professor, United States, Member
- I agree with Mr. Whenmouth re: a willingness (a form of intrinsic motivation) to stay with the organization. People don't leave organizations. Peopl...Sign up
 

 
The Constituents of Motivation - Fair & Sqare
Nelson Mwape, Student (University), Zambia, Member
I support Arif's sentiments employees are motivated when they feel needed and when they are appreciated. Many a time you find that workers are only us...Sign up
 

     
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