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Motivation: The Key to Success. Presented by Alison Kemp Megan Myers Kara Spalding What is Motivation? The act or process of providing a need or desire that causes a person to act. Understanding Human Motivation Abraham Maslow’s Self-Actualization Theory

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Motivation: The Key to Success.

Presented by Alison Kemp

Megan Myers

Kara Spalding

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What is Motivation?

  • The act or process of providing a need or desire that causes a person to act.

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Understanding Human Motivation

  • Abraham Maslow’s Self-Actualization Theory

    • Self-actualization is the driving force of human personality. Before a person can achieve this he or she must satisfy other lower motivations.

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Maslow’s 5 Basic Needs

  • Physiological

    • Hunger, thirst, shelter, sex, etc.

  • Safety

    • Security, protection, structure, etc.

  • Social

    • Affection, belonging, acceptance, etc.

  • Esteem

    • Self-respect, status, recognition, etc.

  • Self-actualization

    • Self-fulfillment

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Who Benefits from Motivation?

  • Company

  • Employer

  • Team

  • Employee

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Benefits for the Company

  • Increase in productivity

  • Increase in profits

  • Positive recognition

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Benefits for the Employer

  • Gain loyal, trustworthy, and dependable staff

  • Develop a positive work relationship

  • Reduces wasted time

    • Turnover rate

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Benefits for the Team

  • Comfortable work environment

  • Positive interaction between team members

  • Increase productivity

  • Increase profits

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Benefits for the Employee

  • Improve individual skills

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Increase creativity

  • Increase satisfaction of work performance

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Motivation Suggestions

  • Ask others for advice.

  • Keep those around you informed.

  • Look for opportunities to praise people for their work.

  • Look for opportunities to commend people publicly.

  • Handle reprimands with care.

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Motivation Suggestions(cont.)

  • Provide opportunities for others to solve problems

  • Admit when you are wrong.

  • Identify what others do well and help them build on their strengths.

  • Give people responsibility to fit their capabilities.

  • Don’t tell employees how to do a job.

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Steps for Motivation

  • Make a list of 3-5 things that motivate each of your employees.

  • Your reward system should work with each employee .

  • Have one-on-one meetings with each employee.

  • Cultivate strong skills in delegation.

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Steps for Motivation (cont.)

  • Reward it when you see it or soon after.

  • Clearly convey how employee results contribute to organizational results.

  • Celebrate achievements.

  • Let employees hear from their customers.

  • Treat all employees equally and fairly.

  • Encourage educated risks

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Steps for Team Motivation

  • Provide interaction

    • Weekly staff meetings

    • Holiday celebrations

    • Banquets

    • Special days of the week

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Vocabulary for the Motivator

  • “I admit I made a mistake.”

  • “You did a good job.”

  • “What’s your opinion?”

  • “Please.”

  • “Thank you.”

  • “We…”

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Advice on Motivating

  • Start with yourself

  • Always work to align goals of the organization with goals of employees

  • Every individual is different

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Two Types of Employees

  • Those who are motivated to do things by planning and wanting to gain something.

    • Intrinsic

    • Extrinsic

  • Those who are motivated out of fear of losing something.

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Myths about Motivation

  • “I can motivate people by myself”

  • “Money is a good motivator”

  • “Fear is a good motivator”

  • “I know what motivates me, so I know what motivates others”

  • “Increased job satisfaction means increased job performance

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Motivational Quotes

  • “True success in life is not measured by how much you make, but rather by how much of a difference you make.”

  • “Learn to enjoy the things you have to do”

  • “One aspect of greatness isn’t pointing out the obvious to someone, rather, it’s helping them to see the obvious through their own eyes”

  • “Success is best attained by; First finding the impossible, Doing it, then finding the next impossible.”

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