Employee motivation – what’s holding us back?

We know from the principles established by Herzberg, and from the work that has followed since, that it is important to differentiate between actions that will decrease demotivation and those that will increase motivation. We also know what employees seek in order to feel actively and positively motivated – recognition, responsibility, growth, the opportunity to creatively solve problems.

But we all know from real world experience that these principles are seldom applied, that the focus of motivational efforts lies in reward schemes and trying to align people with existing company approaches. So what is holding us back from applying Herzberg? Please read this post as well as the previous two posts in this series on www.method3.com or by clicking here.

– Mark Lukens

This is my final post in this series on employee motivation.

Post One: Employee Motivation: How Far Have We Really Come?

Post Two: Employee Motivation: Remember My Name

Post Three: Employee Motivation: What’s Holding Us Back?