We all recognize the difference between a compliant and a committed employee. The right type of motivation can make a dramatic difference in moving people and organizations from mediocre to magnificent.
Because many organizations have focused on using extrinsic motivation and have not been successful in developing intrinsic motivation, the gap in engagement has often been profoundly and negatively impacted.
Many organizations continue to use incentives and other rewards as motivators, but research tells us that the impact of these extrinsic motivators is limited at best and at worst has been shown to diminish commitment. Most leaders must engage in the process of strengthening intrinsic motivation. It begins when leaders understand what really inspires and drives their employees and then support them adequately in cultivating enthusiasm and commitment from within.
The process takes time and concerted effort, but the difference is startling and clearly worth the time investment.
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