"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.

See also

How to Improve Job Satisfaction AND Performance at Work

Forget about Performance Improvement Plans and Fire Your Low-Performers

Would you like to ensure people invest their energy at work?  Then contact me now for a consultation without any obligations: gerrit@vivocoaching.com