Incorrect management styles... de-motivates employees, kills productivity, and trains employees to disengage or worse, leave.
Ever wondered why staff are demotivated ?
Why do we find it so much easier to criticize ourselves than to give ourselves praise?
As humans, we are constantly seeking to find our flaws but when it comes to self-achievement, we can so easily let it slip between our fingers. This discrepancy between punishment and reward is increasingly problematic in today’s society and makes it ever more difficult to stay motivated and achieve long term success.
In fact, the findings of research carried out by Harvard Business Review, found that:
Of all the things that can boost emotions, motivation, and perceptions during a workday, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work. And the more frequently people experience that sense of progress, the more likely they are to be creatively productive in the long run.
Furthermore, there is simple science behind this argument. When you accomplish a task, no matter how small, it activates the reward centre of our brains, allowing us to feel a sense of achievement. Specifically, the neurochemical, dopamine, is released and subsequently, leaves us with positive, happy emotions. This chemical reaction that leaves you feeling energized, causes you to crave more of it, which in turn, means you’re more likely to want to achieve more, in order to repeat the same sensation.
Small Wins through GoalShaper
We have designed our software based around extensive psychological research, from the colour coded categories to goal setting to simply ticking off daily tasks. By spending 10 minutes a day, typing out, organizing and ticking off your actions in GoalShaper, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment. 10 minutes of your time, for a lifetime of reward. However, the emphasis here, for continual motivation, is to make sure you’re ticking off every task you achieve, no matter how big or small. GoalShaper then allows you to look back on the work you’ve achieved over periods of time, and how they’ve contributed to bigger milestones and goals. What felt like a small achievement one day, suddenly becomes part of a much bigger accomplishment.
Using a proven process to focus on and identify those actions that are most important to accomplish, and then accomplishing them, will leave you feeling motivated every single day.