A common per-occupation of any leader is to constantly be on the look-out for new ideas and ways to motivate their team. As a leader, you have probably read the best of books on management, attended seminars, developed incentives and perks for employees to boost productivity. Motivational trainings are paramount to any businesses’ success today. In fact, some of the most admired companies in the Fortune 500 list owe a lot of their successes to leadership development training programs and motivational speakers. So, there are times when you should consider bringing someone in to help identify and solve roadblocks that are holding you back in unlocking potential avenues of success and enhance your company’s performance and profits.
Work motivation is a set of energetic forces that originate both within as well as beyond an individual's being, to initiate work-related behavior, and to determine its form, direction, intensity, and duration". Understanding what motivates an organization's employees is central to the study of I–O psychology. Motivation is a person's internal disposition to be concerned with and approach positive incentives and avoid negative incentives. To further this, an incentive is the anticipated reward or aversive event available in the environment. While motivation can often be used as a tool to help predict behavior, it varies greatly among individuals and must often be combined with ability and environmental factors to actually influence behavior and performance. Results from a recent 2012 study, which examined age-related differences in work motivation, suggest a "shift in people's motives" rather than a general decline in motivation with age. That is, it seemed that older employees were less motivated by extrinsically related features of a job, but more by intrinsically rewarding job features. Work motivation is strongly influenced by certain cultural characteristics. Between countries with comparable levels of economic development, collectivist countries tend to have higher levels of work motivation than do countries that tend toward individualism. Similarly measured, higher levels of work motivation can be found in countries that exhibit a long versus a short-term orientation. Also, while national income is not, itself, a strong predictor of work motivation, indicators that describe a nation’s economic strength and stability, such as life expectancy, are. Work motivation decreases as a nation’s long term economic strength increases.
It is important for organizations to understand and to structure the work environment to encourage productive behaviors and discourage those that are unproductive given work motivation's role in influencing workplace behavior and performance. There is general consensus that motivation involves three psychological processes: arousal, direction, and intensity. Arousal is what initiates action. It is fueled by a person's need or desire for something that is missing from their lives at a given moment, either totally or partially. Direction refers to the path employees take in accomplishing the goals they set for themselves. Finally, intensity is the vigor and amount of energy employees put into this goal-directed work performance. The level of intensity is based on the importance and difficulty of the goal. These psychological processes result in four outcomes. First, motivation serves to direct attention, focusing on particular issues, people, tasks, etc. It also serves to stimulate an employee to put forth effort. Next, motivation results in persistence, preventing one from deviating from the goal-seeking behavior. Finally, motivation results in task strategies, which as defined by Mitchell & Daniels, are "patterns of behavior produced to reach a particular goal.
We provide Motivational Training sessions to our leaders to enhance their confidence level and thereby reaching the steps of success. Motivational Training encourages, builds, boosts & uplifts one's morale to such an extent that one:
|tends to work more efficiently to get his/her goals achieved|
|gains loads of energy and will power to do their work.|
|gains extraordinary confidence to face and overcome daily challenges|
|becomes more productiive and result oriented|
|achieves his targets & steps towards success|