The problem with motivation is that previously we haven’t really known what to do about it…
Organisations have thought that money has been the main driver and yet we can now demonstrate that money is one of only nine motivational preferences at work and that when you know what motivates each member of your team you can actively enhance motivation…
As a Manager you have little choice but to manage people based upon what motivates you, or at best your best guess of what motivates each person and I can guarantee from personal experience that that will not be accurate or as effective as it could be!
You yourself will have a unique motivational profile with each of the following nine motivational preferences in play:
- Meaning, Purpose and helping others
- Freedom & Autonomy
- Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving
- Control, Power and Influence
- Money, Materialism and Competition
- Expertise, Mastery and Specialisation
- Security, Stability and Routine
- Recognition, Respect and Esteem
- Friendship & Fulfilling relationships at Work
I can guarantee that managing someone with your lowest Motivational preferences as their top will feel awkward yet these people are quite often precisely what your team needs when managed effectively as their strengths can be your weaknesses.
The latest stats from Forbes and Gallup show that 64% of people leave their boss rather than their job and that over 63% of people are at work but not actively engaged!
Not only does a Motivational Map tell you the order and sequence of what motivates you but also how you are feeling your work is meeting your core needs.
It also explains how you can change your approach to get more from your team and manage those whom are very different from you.
So if you want to do something about the motivation of your team contact us now!