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Motivation that really works for you and your team

For good things to happen in your workplace—teamwork and collaboration, productivity, trusting relationships—people must be motivated. There are three aspects that are extra important in order for people to feel motivated:

Autonomy/Choice

  • Perceive we have choices
  • Recognize and feel we have options within boundaries
  • Have a sense of control (I am the source of my behavior)

Relatedness/Connection

  • Feel a sense of belonging and genuine connection to others without concerns about ulterior motives
  • Align goals and actions to meaningful values and sense of purpose
  • Contribute to something greater than ourselves

Competence

  • Feel effective at managing everyday situations
  • Demonstrate skill over time
  • Feel a sense of growth and learning

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