Monday, September 28, 2009

Basic Principles of Motivation

I recently saw an AMA video on “how to motivate” employees. I always appreciate a chance to review this topic. While the video’s examples and descriptions were unique, I was glad to see that its conclusions were identical to my own--and these same principles are also reflected in research (Csikszentmihalyi, Maslow and others).

Here are those principles:
  • Make the task clear and doable.
  • Make the task meaningful.
  • Make the task a vehicle for growth.
  • Empower your workers to perform on their own.
  • Provide recognition and rewards based on individual preferences.
  • Keep recognition and rewards timely and specific.

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