When you wake up in the morning, what fuels you to begin the day? Are you passionate about your work? The triggers that motivate people to achieve are unique for everyone; for some it’s money; for others, it’s wanting to make a difference, writes Glenn Llopis in Forbes.com.
Motivation has been studied for decades, and leaders often use motivational books and other tools to get employees to increase their performance or get them back on track. But if you’re a leader, it’s critical to get to know your employees, and to be specific about how you help each of them achieve their goals, desires and aspirations. To help one another and to accomplish that, you must identify those motivating factors. In this piece from Forbes.com, see the nine things that ultimately motivate employees to achieve.
Greater IBM, what do you think of these nine motivators? Please share your own story and perspectives by commenting.
Have you heard of Coursera.org? They have partnered with 33 leading universities around the world, including Duke, Vanderbilt, Stanford, University of London, to name a few, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Their vision is to provide everyone in the world with a world-class education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in. Here are some of the upcoming classes that Greater IBMers may be interested in:
Starts Mar 5 (8 wks): (Vanderbilt University) Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations by David Owens, PhD (Professor at Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management, where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. He has also consulted for leading organizations such as NASA, The Smithsonian, Nissan, Cisco, and done product design work for well-known firms such as Daimler Benz, Apple, Dell, Corning, while working at IDEO Product Development)
–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection
The January 2013 theme for The Greater IBM Connection is ”leadership”, and The Greater IBM Connection will be sharing various tips, tools, and resources on this topic.
Some days, there just isn’t time enough to finish all of your work. On top of your regular tasks, things crop up that have to be handled right away – pushing you back even further.
Author Liz Strauss
Add to that your long-term deadlines, and that can mean late nights at the office, and/or spending your evenings and weekends working. All of which can make you miss out on the things you would rather be doing – with family and friends.