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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights


Originally posted on TED Blog:
“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely in today’s talk, given at TEDxRiodelaPlata. “We really have…

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Why Incentives Do Not Always Motivate Employees ?


Intrinsic motivation is what works once people get enough money to have their basic needs met.That is the principle of the Maslow’ Pyramid of needs. Some people think that Maslow’s theory is not valid anymore, yet I agree with Tom Fisburne … Continue reading

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Beyond Motivation: How to Engage Employees To Boost The Economy


According to the latest Gallup survey on American employee’s productivity conducted in 201,  only 29% of employees were engaged or involved and enthusiastic about their job. In contrast 71 % of full-time workers, were “not engaged” including 20% miserable or actively disengaged. These findings … Continue reading

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Motivation: Why People Don’t Do What You Tell Them To Do ?


Today is going to be a very short blog as part of the January’s Motivation theme: Do you know where you motivation comes from ?  Think about how you feel when you speak to someone about a problem and the person … Continue reading

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How to Manage Anger, It Can Be Very Positive And Incredibly Destructive


Anger can be normal and healthy emotion that helps us instinctively detect and respond to a threatening situation. More than this, when it is properly channeled, it can be a powerful motivating force – we all know how hard we … Continue reading

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Quick Goal Setting In Seven Steps


1-First write your goals down, sort short term, long term goals 2-List your personal benefits of reaching those goals, what do you get?  tangible  and non-tangible benefits 3-Assess your readiness, do you have the right resources: time, energy, health, people, … Continue reading

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Praise and Incentives: Are Carrots Worse Than Sticks?


How many times do you say  “good job” or  “I am proud of you” to your kids ? Do you give them money or buy them candies if they behave well or get good marks at school? What about your … Continue reading

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