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1 Motivation Career transitions in times of crises Project meeting NL May 31st & 1st of June 2010

2 Introduction motivation View of Bureau Zuidema: to motivate individuals is to use their talents in order to develop organisations.

3 Program Introduction Motivation Motivation of the individual, perspective of employee (morning) Motivation & education What motivates you? Motivation and organisations, perspective of the employer (afternoon)

4 Motivation and organisations What is motivation? Motivation is the activation or energization of goal-oriented behavior. Motivation is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic.intrinsicextrinsic

5 Intrinsic versus extrinsic Intrinsic motivationIntrinsic motivation occurs when people are internally motivated to do something because it either brings them pleasure, they think it is important, or they feel that what they are learning is significant. Extrinsic motivationExtrinsic motivation comes into play when someone is compelled to do something or act a certain way because of factors external to him or her (like money or good grades).

6 Motivation How about your motivation? Are you intrinsic or extrinsic motivated? Please explain this to your neighbour

7 Herzberg’s theory Motivators; (e.g. challenging work, recognition, responsibility, learning possibilities) which give positive satisfactionMotivators Hygiene factors; (e.g. status,job security, salary and working conditions) that do not motivate if present, but, if absent, result in de-motivation.Hygiene factors

8 Three dimensions Motivation can be characterized along three dimensions: 1.Effort: the energy that one wants to / will be stabbing into action to reach a certain goal. 2.Strategy: the strategy that someone chooses to reach a certain goal. 3.Commitment: the extent to which a person feels connected to the target.

9 Motivation and education Motivation in education can have several effects on how students learn and how they behave. It can: Direct behaviour towards particular goals Lead to increased effort and energy Enhance cognitive processing Lead to improved performance

10 Question Motivation of the individual What is the benefit of motivated people? Please put this in relation to career transitions.

11 Some answers Benefits of motivated people during career transitions: Motivation  more focus when looking for a job Motivation  increase of productivity Motivation  increase of job satisfaction Motivation  more quality oriented

12 Hierarchy of needs from Maslow. 5.growth 4. recognition 3. social contact 2. safety 1. physiological needs

13 Recognition and growth Introduction of Buckingham Short movie; Billy Elliot

14 Buckingham: Talent is where your good at You are born with talents It’s easy to develop your talents You can be excellent Sustainable To develop strengths is motivating

15 Talent Talent is a repeating pattern of thinking, feeling, or behaving that can be used productively. Talents are the most important base materials in developing your strengths. Track your major talents and focus on them by combining them with knowledge and skills, then you're well on the way to go "live from your strengths”

16 Directives According to Buckingham; when an organization wants to succeed, is has to act on the following two directives: The talents of each employee are unique and durable The strengths of each employee provides the most space for growth

17 Where is your attention? What can you do easily? Spontanious primary reactions. Interesting! I would like to do … Indications for talent

18 What motivates you?

19 Motivating questions Do I know what is expected of me at work? Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right? At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day? In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work? Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person? Is there someone at work who does encourages my development?

20 Question How can motivation of the individual be helpful in career transitions?

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