Types of Motivation
Motivation Story, Mike is a very confusing employee when it comes to doing his tasks, one time his employer noticed that he achieves the task perfectly and in no time while other times his employer noticed that it takes him too long while the results are not that good!
The employer wasn’t able to decide by the end of the year whether Mike is a good or a bad employee! As part of his tasks were done perfectly while the other parts were not.
What his employer didn’t know is, there are two types of motivations and that’s the main reason why most of us are like Mike, many times when the task is in accordance with our belief system or fulfills a desire inside us, we perform it perfectly and spend the least time that we could. While other tasks are like a routine and we need something to encourage us to do it else we will spend time, effort and the result will not probably be very good.
Here are the two motivation types:
That is the case when the motivation comes from the individual himself. It is defined as performing an action or behavior because you enjoy the activity itself.
That is the other case, when the motivations should come from outside the individual. It is defined as the behavior that is driven by external rewards such as money, fame, grades, and praise.
That is the explanation for Mike’s behavior. Motivation plays a very important role in every workplace as motivated workforce means highly productive employees, and sometimes intrinsic motivations is not there so employers have to work on the extrinsic motivation by any mean such as salary raise, bonus, extra day off, extra hour break or in case of teams, you as an employer can take your team out for lunch, plan an outing or set a game they can play after finishing the task as a reward for the hard work they have been doing.