MVP: Getting better at our work is intrinsically motivating.
Recognize and reward good work: Leaders should recognize and reward employees who contribute to the organization's success. This helps motivate employees and encourages them to continue performing at a high level.
M=V/E or motivation equals value divided by effort.
If we want people to be motivated, we need to make sure that what we are asking them to do has value, and we need to make it as easy as possible for them to execute.
Additionally, we need to think more about intrinsic motivators. Being good at what you do usually brings joy to our work. Helping people grow and excel is more valuable (and thus more motivating) than plaques and glad-handing.
Today’s intention: Pay attention to the first five people you encounter today. Think about what they value about working in your organization. If you don’t know, ask them. How can you increase V if you don’t know what V is?