12 Aug Legacy Business Solutions Explores Motivation
All new Legacy Business Solutions team members start learning about motivation from their first days with us. We teach them that there are two different types of motivation – intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic motivators include incentives and penalties, but intrinsic ones include passion for the task at hand. In other words, you shouldn’t have to push your people to work to their fullest potential. They should do so because it’s important to them.
When your team members are feeling sluggish, use these techniques from Legacy Business Solutions to help them reconnect with their inner drives:
• Align Individual and Group Goals: If individual team members aren’t clear on their assignments, or fail to understand how their efforts contribute to the company, they won’t feel very motivated. On the other hand, if they understand how they help everyone move forward, they are likely to feel more invested in the process.
• Have Fun: If you think encouraging your people to have fun will lead to distraction and low productivity, you are mistaken. According to Andrew Oswald, an economic expert, happy people tend to be the most productive people. To make your team happy, make sure they have a good time. Enjoyment and hard work are not mutually exclusive.
Extrinsic motivation is nice, but it doesn’t compare to the alternative. Our Legacy Business Solutions tips will allow you to help your associates feel inspired.