What Really Motivates Employees?

People rarely work for free. Some do. Why? My book has some answers on that, as does this infographic highlighting the limitations of money as a motivator and some of the other needs that are met by work. Take what you want out of it. You will anyway. Just thought I’d say it.

I might write something about infographics soon. I’m in no position to criticise, having the artistic skills of a drunk spider on rollerskates BUT, to me, the best infographics are clever and succinct, not just a list with pictures. Or even worse, a series of lists with pictures. I love the info in this infographic but it seems to me to be just 7 PowerPoint slides stuck together. Some of the best ones have lots of info, are holistic and the imagery itself conveys much of the information not just provides eye candy for the text.

The entire concept of infographics is premised on the old adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ (Don’t know why I specified it was an old adage. Are there any new adages? An adage is a short but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long use. Maybe my quip  “the artistic skills of a drunk spider on rollerskates” will take off and become an adage in time? It certainly has legs…)


About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Employee Engagement, Motivating Employees, Motivation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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