Most people struggle with motivation, but it’s not the only reason we fail to meet our goals. There are six sources of influence — and not all are working to our advantage. What are you missing?
Real motivation doesn’t come from money — it comes from what we do with money. To increase motivation, here’s how to connect money to the things that matter most.
If you’re looking to increase workplace engagement, ask yourself these two questions to see how you’re socially motivating your employees. If they’re not socially motivated, you’re missing out on a key source of influence.
We all work for money, but that’s not the only reason. These four valued outcomes beyond pay drive our employees to do their best and really engage in their work!
Everybody misses work sometime, but if the excuses start multiplying, you likely have a problem with employee engagement.
We all could pick at least one behaviour we’d change — especially in someone else. So, what would it be? And how would you influence that change? Don’t assume you know why people do what they do. There are more sources of influence than you may realise. Once we recognise our influences, we find change that lasts.
We stink at influencing ourselves. When we say influence — or the power to change — we define it as the ability to change our own behaviour or the behaviour of others. That’s a powerful concept if we can really grasp it. So, how do we change ourselves — and why aren’t we better at it?
If we’re honest, we’ve all let someone down and we’ve all been let down. But when it happens at work, it becomes more than a disappointment — it becomes an issue of job performance. And the best way to solve the problem is to look at the causes — the big WHY behind a behaviour. We group these causes into what we call The Six Sources of Influence.
Sometimes, we’re naive about what shapes our choices. Small cues nudge us in ways we grossly underestimate.