It is important to understand the differences between intrinsic and
extrinsic motivating forces, and learn to use them simultaneously to
enhance your team or company’s performance.There is no doubt that motivation is the driving force by which humans
achieve their goals. Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic
motivation is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the actions
required to achieve a goal, without relying on external rewards or
pressures. Extrinsic motivation is the opposite and requires external
rewards such as money or external consequences such as demotion.
The most effective way to motivate your team is by enhancing both intrinsic and extrinsic motivating forces.
These are some examples of how you can achieve this in your company:
Create a compelling vision and set clear goals (extrinsic) and
enhance your company culture and working conditions so employees love
what they do and set their own goals (intrinsic)
Recognize employees based on their outputs and achievements
(extrinsic) and also on their inputs and behavior such as collaboration
that are in alignment with your company values (intrinsic)
1 - Provide a Positive Working Environment 2 - Recognize, Reward and Reinforce the Right Behavior 3 - Involve and Engage 4 - Develop Skills and Potential 5 - Evaluate and Measure
Dec 6th, 2014
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