The Motivation Mindset – Explained!

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Motivation at work refers to the drive, desire, and enthusiasm an individual has to perform in their role and achieve professional goals. It is the internal and external factors that energise and direct a person's behaviour in the workplace.

Motivation plays a crucial role in an individual’s performance and job satisfaction. When employees are motivated, they are more likely to be engaged, productive, and committed to their work.

What contributes to motivation at work?

Intrinsic Motivation

This comes from within an individual and is driven by personal satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and enjoyment of the work itself. When employees find their work meaningful, challenging, and aligned with their values and interests, they are more likely to be intrinsically motivated.

Extrinsic Motivation

Rewards, recognition, and incentives can also drive motivation at work. These include salary, bonuses, promotions, public recognition, and other tangible rewards. While effective to drive short-term performance, they should be balanced with intrinsic motivation for long-term engagement.

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Goal Setting

Individuals with specific objectives to work towards are more likely to feel motivated and focused. Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Regular feedback and progress tracking enhances motivation through a sense of accomplishment and direction.

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Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture that fosters trust, respect, collaboration, and open communication significantly impacts employee motivation. When employees feel valued, supported, and part of a cohesive team, they are more likely to be motivated to contribute their best efforts.

Career Growth and Development

Opportunities for learning, skill development, and career advancement can be strong motivators. Employees who perceive that their organisation invests in their professional growth are likely to be more engaged and motivated. Deliver training programmes, mentoring, and clear career paths to help enhance motivation at work.

Be open to ongoing discovery

Motivations can evolve and change over time. Keep in mind that your understanding of someone’s motivations may not be complete or accurate initially. Be open to continuous learning and update your understanding as you gather more information.

Remember that motivations are highly individual, and it’s essential to approach this process with respect, empathy, and genuine curiosity.

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