Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

Drivers of Motivation

Posted on December 1, 2009 by Carl Bonura in Uncategorized

These drivers influence the discretionary effort given by employees. The choice to give this extra effort comes from within. When these factors are present, employees choose to give more than just that which is required to get by:

  • Job fit with personal strengths
  • Accountability
  • Knowing contributions are valued
  • Alignment with personal goals and mission
  • Strong leadership
  • Stimulating work environment/team

The current economic situation can have both a positive and negative impact on motivation. The pessimist will see these difficulties as de-motivators. However, the optimist knows that difficult times can serve to unite the troops in a common effort and goal. There will be opportunities to challenge employees to stretch and grow in their positions. Here it is important to ensure employees are in the right positions and have strong leadership.