Motivation moves us. (A clients take on Motivation)

I am often puzzled about what motivates me.  I want to have high minded principles and be motivated by altruism; ‘I do what I do because its important to help other people’.  To a certain extent this is completely true but I am also motivated by money.  This has been a big learning point for me.  I claim that I love what I do so much that I would do it for free, but the honest reality is different.  This is so important, our clients / friends / colleagues will often tell us what they think we want to hear,…

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Are your people motivated to perform?

It’s natural that senior managers focus immediately goes to profits, for profits are real, measurable and a goal. However, to get there organisations need to consider deferring immediate gratification and explore the less tangible world of motivation, of feelings and wants of people;  if we can do this, the rewards are vast because productivity gains will be enormous. Performance is about being on top of our work, of being able to achieve things for both ourselves and for the organisation, and, if we perform at a high level for any length of time we start becoming extremely productive. Thus, it can be argued that productivity…

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No Leadership Without The Ability To Motivate

If we consider the number one factor that affects organisational success, we would soon conclude that there is a synergy in which several strands all work together for maximum effectiveness. Some great ideas that you may have come up with that contribute are: Having clear goals together with a flexible plan Focusing whole organisational strength on the key issue Taking the offensive in the market place and sustaining it Finding your competitors weakness and exploiting it Anticipating competitors’ plans and concealing one’s response Whilst these are all examples of powerful ideas which, if pursued relentlessly, can make a major impact…

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Are Your People Motivated To Perform?

It’s natural that senior managers focus immediately go to profits, for profits are real, measurable and a goal. However, to get there organisations need to consider deferring immediate gratification and explore the less tangible world of motivation, of feelings and wants of people; but if we can do this, the rewards are vast because productivity gains will be enormous. Performance is about being on top of one’s work, of being able to achieve things for both oneself and for the organisation, and, if we perform at a high level for any length of time we start becoming extremely productive. Thus,…

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Stop Guessing With Your Recruitment

The science around recruitment and ensuring a best fit candidate first time around is becoming ever more important. With pressure on training and development budgets, employers need to know as much as they can about each candidate in order that they find the best person for the role. What about motivation? Employers are able to identify skills and experience from the shortlisting process and can gain an understanding of a person’s personality from an interview or profiling tool, but, until recently, the understanding of what motivates and drives an individual to perform at work has largely been left to chance.…

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Learn how you can help organisation’s improve motivation…

Learn how you can help organisation’s improve… Productivity & Financial Performance Recruitment processes to improve staff retention Absenteeism Leadership and Management Development Appraisals and Performance Management Processes Succession planning Culture, Cohesion and Communication In order for any organisation to be truly successful and to reach its potential, three elements must be considered… Direction Skills Motivation Direction is the responsibility of the decision makers in the organisation to communicate throughout the team in order that each individual can be clear on the part they play in achieving that common goal or goals. Over 75% of training budgets get spent on Skills…

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Do you want to improve the motivation of your business?

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…

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Manage your talent effectively

Imagine if you could know precisely what motivates each of your key staff about their work. If you knew exactly what motivated them you could learn to relate to them in ways that would tend to enhance their motivation and not diminish it. Helping business leaders to recognize and understand the precise motivational drivers of their key staff allows them to accurately design bespoke processes of incentive and reward leading to more productivity, success and commitment from staff who subsequently enjoy greater fulfillment from their work. Using our on-line diagnostic tool which takes 12-15 minutes to complete and provides a 99.9% accurate report bespoke to you, we help people…

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Why your workforce is de-motivated!

Why do you think so little attention is paid to motivation within organizations? What could account for this neglect? From experience of using motivational maps in the work place we have found that the majority of people are not highly motivated. Motivational Maps has had over 20,000 Map profiles completed with hundreds of organizations and very few score in the higher motivation range. In many cases they are de-motivated and even at a crisis point. People need to work and their commitment to and engagement with their employer extends no further than the next pay cheque. This is not a…

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Why performance is in the body not the head! Lessons from professional sport!

I wanted to take the time to share with you an experience I had on Sunday… I was fortunate enough to be 12th man for Essex v Sri Lanka for the day and share the dressing room with the players and the coaching staff… What I experienced was both fabulous and a surprise… Why? Because as someone who played semi pro cricketer for 15 years and 1st team club cricket for 23 years the preparation for the game with Essex was more relaxed than anything I had experienced in top flight club cricket!!! That isn’t to say it wasn’t professional…

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