"People are motivated, just not on the job."
In very simple terms, there are two key components for motivation at work:
1) Do leaders create a motivating work environment that engages people?
2) Does the individual fit with the job and the company?
If the answer to 2) is 'no', even the most engaging and motivating leaders will fail. Nevertheless, many companies do not pay enough attention to job/company fit.
How do you ensure a great match between an employee's skills and motivations and the job?
One (often neglected) way is to use professional psychometric assessments, e.g. Hogan assessments. The Hogan MVPI for instance helps you identify if a person's values and motivations are aligned with the job and the organization's values. The Hogan HPI can predict performance based on a candidate's personality.
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High-performing organizations are buzzing with activity, excitement, and possibility. Teams work together—they cooperate—to achieve common objectives. But at many organizations, the lethargy is palpable. People are motivated, just not on the job. They apply their talents in their hobbies and volunteer work, or with their friends and family.