If you want to improve work motivation you must ask and answer this crucial question:
"Do the behaviors, rewards and personal skills for this job - fit (or match) - the person in the job?"
Applying any other motivation technique (like goal setting, training or encouragement) BEFORE you answer THAT question is like trying to force a corner puzzle piece in the middle. It doesn't fit, it doesn't look right, it's in the wrong place and it's a big fat waste of time!
"Over $250 billion a year is lost in productivity by workers who are not committed
to their work. Workers who don't have the opportunity to use and express
their natural strengths, who are not a match or a fit to the job,
are usually not going to give their very best at work."
That is why Evaluate Job Fit is one of the Five Habits of Wake Up Eager of Leaders and Sales Pros!
When it comes to strong and consistent work motivation, whether you are hiring, promoting or looking for a new position yourself, a solid resume and interview are just part of the story, but are not nearly enough to know whether work motivation and performance will be consistent and strong.
Resumes and interviews don't reveal whether:
BOTTOM LINE: When someone is not a good fit for what the job needs for success, work motivation will ALWAYS be a problem.
This website is devoted to resources and tools for developing this Habit. The top focus areas for this Habit are: Assessment and Building Interview and Hiring Skills.
To discover more about this Habit, review past work motivation and Evaluate Job Fit blog posts and articles, here.
To review development tools for improving this Habit, check out this free Quiz, detailed resource articles, and several training programs.
Finding More Motivation & Support: My Wake Up Eager Daily Tips Program is an eBook of Tips for each Wake Up Eager Habit. It also includes an optional email that follows along with you, as you read and work on each daily strategy and tip. These Tips are mini-training programs and coaching conversations based upon the Five Wake Up Eager Habits for Leaders and Sales Pros. More Information Here.