Creating Sustainable Motivation

I was listening to a Dilbert tape the other day and Scott Adams mentioned how traditionally
managers had 2 ways to motivate employees, job security and pay raises. He also pointed
out that in today’s work environment, neither of these is usually available to managers,
so they have to thing up new and exciting ways to get employees to do what they require.

Today I came across an excellent
post on Positive Sharing
entitled “Why Motivation By Pizza Doesn’t Work”. It discusses
extrinsic and intrinsic motivation as well as positive and negative reinforcement
and maintains that the only sustainable way to motivate people is through positive,
intrinsic methods. There’s a great discussion into the subject and it’s great reading
for anyone who leads a team. Check
it out

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