Editor’s note: This article makes the case for meaning and purpose at work and how they, along with play and potential, form the reasons why people work. if culture can maximise those elements, you will get more motivated staff.
Editor’s note: This HBR factoid points to research that shows big incentives yield many mediocre ideas. Best stick with more modest incentives.
Editor’s note: The Ruder Finn Intent Index measures the motivations for going online. It is an ongoing research project and was mentioned recently by the LPI’s Donald Taylor. Learning is currently the number one motivator for people going online.
Editor’s note: Smallish survey of 1,000 employees which tells us that job satisfaction trumps reward – but the basic level reward has to be seen to be good as well.
Editor’s note: Takeaways from the BrainTech conference in Israel which provide indicators of where tech and cognition might meet.
Here are our curated tweets from the chat2lrn Twitter chat on motivating #learners. [View the…
Editor’s note: Today’s #chat2lrn Twitter chat is on motivating learners and this post provides some useful references and strategies.
Author of the book Drive, Dan Pink, takes a look at motivation, arguably the most…
Editor’s note: A new study in the US found that mentoring had more impact for older school children than financial incentives when preparing to apply for college. We know the power of intrinsic motivation but as we become more networked so we open the door to more mentoring possibilities. Technology has a role to play here too.
Editor’s note: And the elements are autonomy, competence and value based on varies research and studies.
Editor’s note: Stanford academic and behaviour change expert shares his thinking on how to change behaviour using tiny steps. This is a 10-minute video that’s well worth a watch.
Editor’s notes: A list of useful strategies that will help learners get engaged with online learning. Although focused at the student there are useful takeaways for learners in the workplace too.
Editor’s note: Researchers have been looking into what makes time fly. It isn’t just about being happy or satisfied, rather it is being excited by actively pursuing a desired goal.
Editor’s note: Professor of psychology Gabriele Oettingen’s work sheds some light on how we do and don’t manage to turn our aspirations into reality and what makes us set and stick to our goals. This article outlines her work. One to watch if this is an area of interest.