Author: Joe Martin, Date: 2015-11-06
The importance of motivation in business cannot be underestimated, but what is your motivation? Are you looking to make money or achieve notoriety? If so, it’s time to rework your goals… there’s a lot more that needs to go into business growth and success than the motivation to make money or achieve notoriety.
Everyone wants to build a profitable business, but it’s vital to start with the basics and move forward from there:
That’s right: the motivation to make money or achieve notoriety isn’t enough. You must be motivated to reach your purpose, operate under the values you hold dear, and do everything in your power to exceed client expectations. That’s what business growth and success is all about.
Here’s a few tips to help you maintain motivation amongst all members of your team:
Last but not least, communicate with each and every staff member to ensure they’re aware of any changes to company goals, any challenges faced, and any feedback they need to know to stay motivated.
“Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also—counterintuitive though it may seem—their financial success,” observed Wrzesniewski and her co-author Barry Schwartz. This is especially important because it is easy to fall into the trap of allowing external incentives, such as monetary rewards at work, to detract from your ability to focus on meaningful efforts to serve others.