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The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.read more →
The Only Type Of Motivation That Leads To Success
Research suggests that when employees are intrinsically motivated by their work they are more likely to get promoted.
By Tom Rath
Meaningful work is driven by intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, motivation.
Extrinsic motivation is a nice way of describing when you do things primarily to receive a reward. You might take a new job because of the higher pay and better benefits package. Then you work 60-hour weeks to reach an arbitrary goal that someone else has set. After all, it will look good on your résumé a few years from now when someone is judging you—based on their own motivations.
Intrinsic motivation—or deep internal motivation—is much richer. For example, consider a teacher who is inspired by the growth of a student or a doctor who is driven by improving health. Intrinsic motivation stems from the meaningfulness of the work you do. You are driven by ...
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Most people are not engaged with anything. Nothing of value.read more →
our assumptions often shape our reality …read more →
Your skills/ the skills sought by an employer do matter. They can get you in the door. But in the real world of a decent life and the real world of a productive and stable workforce, the individual’s/ worker’s CHARACTER matters more than all the skills combined. This holds true for the worker and the supervisor. It is a two-way street.
CHARACTER TRAITS (The “Six pillars of character” from Josephson Institute) on which judgments should be made:
Words that further define each of the six pillars include: Conscience, Honor, Reputation, Truth, Commitment, Dependability, Resolves Issues, Your Word, Duty, Consequences, Obligations, Rational Thinker/ Actions.
What does Champion look for in a potential worker’s character?
Have they lived their life mindful of the consequences to others and themselves ...
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Respectfully, all the people who make the products you sell …read more →
To understand the concept of Transparent Integrity in organizations let us draw an analogy through the characters of The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy; The Wizard put on a public face that suited his mission in his mind. It was not the real Wizard. Dorothy had a purpose (and subordinate mission) to return home, but used Intelligent Self Interest and a well founded, non-contrived ethos in her journey to accomplish her purpose: she was open and transparent in her motivations, constantly and rightfully denied what doubters assumed were less heroic motivations, and while needing others to help in her journey, never sublimated nor contrived their interests for hers or hers for theirs. Her companions were put to tests to support their true motivations while in some measure those tests were also a test of Dorothy. Dorothy was not only open about her purpose and mission, but engaged others in ...
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