1.3 – Motivation
Motivation in the Workplace
You can’t directly control a person’s interest in their job. Of course, an individual does have some responsibility for motivating themselves, but you can encourage that process by creating an environment that helps them to become more intrinsically motivated.
Individuals, teams, and even whole organizations can reap the rewards.
Motivated people are highly adaptable, particularly when it comes to change, and they have a positive attitude at work.
They help to spread an organization’s good reputation, reduce rates of absenteeism, and improve performance and profit.
They also work hard to achieve their goals, and work with a greater sense of urgency than unmotivated people.
There are two main types of motivation – extrinsic and intrinsic