What is a motivated employee? The employee has the desire to accomplish what they want in life and work. Motivation of an employee comes from within; through their thoughts, beliefs, ambitions and goals. If the employee is not committed, motivation will not happen. A motivated employee has a positive outlook at work and like what they do. They have the desire to do what it takes to get the job done.
Intrinsic Motivation vs Extrinsic Motivation
Intrinsic motivation comes from within the employee. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside of the employee; such as awards, money, recognition or praise. Employees who feel motivated are more likely to be persistent and productive in the workplace. When there is lack of motivation, the employees have no interest or desire to perform their work duties.
As a leader; lead by example with an encouraging attitude. Make sure you hire motivated and goal driven people for your organization which is the key to a successful business.
Self reflection question:
How are you staying motivated?
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