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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

Motivation: The Key to Success.

Presented by Alison Kemp

Megan Myers

Kara Spalding

what is motivation
What is Motivation?
  • The act or process of providing a need or desire that causes a person to act.
understanding human motivation
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.
maslow s 5 basic needs
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
who benefits from motivation
Who Benefits from Motivation?
  • Company
  • Employer
  • Team
  • Employee
benefits for the company
Benefits for the Company
  • Increase in productivity
  • Increase in profits
  • Positive recognition
benefits for the employer
Benefits for the Employer
  • Gain loyal, trustworthy, and dependable staff
  • Develop a positive work relationship
  • Reduces wasted time
    • Turnover rate
benefits for the team
Benefits for the Team
  • Comfortable work environment
  • Positive interaction between team members
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase profits
benefits for the employee
Benefits for the Employee
  • Improve individual skills
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Increase creativity
  • Increase satisfaction of work performance
motivation suggestions
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.
motivation suggestions cont
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.
steps for motivation
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.
steps for motivation cont
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
steps for team motivation
Steps for Team Motivation
  • Provide interaction
    • Weekly staff meetings
    • Holiday celebrations
    • Banquets
    • Special days of the week
vocabulary for the motivator
Vocabulary for the Motivator
  • “I admit I made a mistake.”
  • “You did a good job.”
  • “What’s your opinion?”
  • “Please.”
  • “Thank you.”
  • “We…”
advice on motivating
Advice on Motivating
  • Start with yourself
  • Always work to align goals of the organization with goals of employees
  • Every individual is different
two types of employees
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.
myths about motivation
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
motivational quotes
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.”