The Fundamentals of Motivation – Motives, Drives, and being Blocked
In this video, let’s start our solid content on workplace motivation with the fundamentals of motivation:
– Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
– What happens when we find ourselves blocked
Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)
This video is part of course module number 3.7.1
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 7: Motivation
Section 1: The Basics of Motivation
Primary videos that precede this video include:
Introduction to Motivation https://youtu.be/hbPGqPLv2s4
Primary videos that follow this video include:
– Basics of Motivation: Incentives – do they work? https://youtu.be/ypHn-syiwZE
– The Psychology of Motivation: Understand the Basics https://youtu.be/rIOTk5mlpyo
– Basics of Motivation: Building Morale in your Team https://youtu.be/LmRx7R2aQr8
Process Models of Motivation
– Elton Mayo and the Hawthorne Experiment https://youtu.be/jRMO43s5NGY
– Victor Vroom and Expectancy Theory https://youtu.be/WDgF7Avijlc
Content Models of Motivation
– Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs https://youtu.be/gz5zNx3KnrE
Drives are in-born forces that direct our behavior. They come to the fore when we are under stress. They work towards meeting fundamental needs.
Motives are learned forces of behavior. Their origin is in our social experiences. They lead us to seek satisfaction and reward.
Motivation can be:
– extrinsic – offering us tangible rewards
– intrinsic – rewarding us psychologically
If our drives or motivations are blocked, we constructively or with frustration behaviors.
Some aspects of motivation are universal – others depend on the culture we find ourselves growing up in.
1. Continue to notice your own behavioral choices. Can you recognize the differences between innate, stress-triggered drivers and social, reward-seek motivations in yourself? Reflect on your experiences over the next week or so, and make notes in your journal, notebook, or workbook. (3 MC CPD Points)
2. Notice how you respond when you are blocked from doing or achieving what you set out to do. What kinds of constructive and frustration behaviors do you notice? Reflect on your experiences over the next week or so, and make notes in your journal, notebook, or workbook. (3 MC CPD Points)
3. If you have people with different cultural origins around you – or if you work with people across different cultures, notice how their motivations (a) differ and (b) are similar. If appropriate, speak with different people about their motivations and the extent they see them as culturally driven. (3 MC CPD Points)
For a solid introduction to motivation:
– HBR Guide to Motivating People https://geni.us/sO2IKgn
The best of modern thinking on motivation, in accessible business books. These are all modern classics:
– Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us https://geni.us/uq3EBO
– Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action https://geni.us/vjErAN
– Lead, Motivate, Engage: How to INSPIRE Your Team to Win at Work https://geni.us/ABkZEx
– Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart https://geni.us/E39I
– Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations https://geni.us/uMaP
– The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work https://geni.us/tiEkeH
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