Why is it that some days you get out of bed raring to go, but other days you fight yourself just to get out of bed?
It’s not that you feel ill or particularly tired, but you just can’t get any enthusiasm going.
Why is that?
It’s probably because you are lacking motivation.
Understanding what motivates you and your staff will help you to increase performance without employing more people, moving to bigger premises or spending any more money.
Increased motivation results in performance being more efficient and effective, not to mention having a happy workforce.
Think how Olympic athletes reach the top of the podium. An athlete can fill their body with enough food to make sure that they are not hungry, but unless it’s the correct food they will not be able to perform at their best.
It’s the same in the workplace in relation to being motivated.
If you don’t understand and feed your motivations and those of your team you will go through all the motions, but will not be delivering a gold medal performance.
A few simple changes and a basic understanding of what motivates you and the people you work with can make a huge difference to performance.
Now, find your get up and go… and get going!
By Ann Symes, Quay Development Coaching