Motivation is a foundational aspect of a positive workplace culture – the question is, what motivates you and your coworkers to excel at your job each and every day? Let us know and you’ll be entered into a draw to win an Amazon gift card! (Details below)
Motivation is a vital part of a healthy workplace environment. Properly motivated people are healthier and happier across the board. They are more productive, and the work they get done is often of a higher quality than it would be otherwise.
On the other hand, a lack of motivation can be absolutely crushing. It makes it more likely that you’ll procrastinate, waste time, and turn in a poor product at the end of it all. Unmotivated work can quickly lead to depression and worse.
That’s why it’s so important to think critically about the role motivation plays in your work and the work done by your coworkers or employees. If you can figure out what motivates you, you can ensure it’s a regular part of your daily life, helping to increase your workplace satisfaction and workplace culture as a whole.
What Really Motivates Today’s Workforce?
So, off the top of your head, what would you think is the number one workplace motivator? Social engagement? Business location? Money?
You’d be surprised. TINYpulse recently anonymously surveyed 200,000 workers to find out what really motivates people in the modern workplace. The report, titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace, considered a number of different possible factors tied to and resulting from employee motivation, including employee engagement, retention, organizational culture, and more. Interestingly enough, the top 5 polled motivators for employees were:
- Camaraderie and peer motivation (20%)
- Intrinsic desire to do a good job (17%)
- Feeling encouraged and recognized (13%)
- Having a real impact (10%)
- Growing professionally (8%)
Surprising, right? Expected motivators, like salary, or opportunity for promotion, didn’t even place in the top 5. Instead, those polled showed that they are motivated primarily by the culture developed by themselves and their coworkers, as well as their innate desire to be good at what they do.
It’s an extremely encouraging reality, especially compared to what most would assume. Rather than the ruthless and self-serving motivations you may expect from the majority of those in the working world, you find out that people are a lot better in their hearts.
So, here’s the question – what motivates you? What motivates the people you work with? This isn’t a rhetorical question – the Intivix team wants to hear from you.
Tell Us What Motivates You (And Win A Prize)!
Send us a detailed email about what motivates you by June 1st and you’ll be entered for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. Submissions may be sent to [email protected] Please note – we will not use your contact information for advertising purposes. Some respondents may be contacted to request permission to publish their submissions in our June Newsletter as a follow-up.
Talking about motivation like this is the perfect opportunity to tell you about the Intivix CultureClub. The Intivix team has long recognized how important motivation and job satisfaction is to our business, which is why we started The CultureClub. This group is comprised of Intivix team members who help to foster the company core values, plan and organize team building exercises, outings, and volunteer events. It may be based out of Intivix, but don’t get the wrong idea – we are a family, not co-workers or a staff.
We recently held a Karaoke event on April 20th, as well as a beach clean-up on Earth Day. The CultureClub focuses on helping the local community, having fun, growing as a family and teaching work/life balance skills. We are the catalyst for positive changes in the work environment: we have a Zen room that is used by our team members to take a break and maybe read a book, listen to music, or use the meditation pillows to relax.
Our next project is to create an environmentally friendly gratitude board. We are also currently in the process of planning our next volunteer effort to follow up our Earth Day beach clean-up, and a future company sporting event.
We believe that volunteering and playing together encourages trust and respect. We are a tight group and we are an amazing team together. Honestly, this is the best group of people that any of us have had the pleasure to work with. They have integrity and embody the Intivix core values.
So, what about you? Is your workplace just somewhere that people go to put their hours in and get a paycheck? If you were to a form a CultureClub for your business, what it would it look like?
For more information about CultureClub, get in touch with us at [email protected]. Be sure to send us an email with your thoughts on what best motivates you so you can enter our contest – we’d love to hear from you!