Location: The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM), Vancouver, Canada.
Event Description : Is Your Motivational Approach Achieving The Results You Need?
The Gallup Organization in surveying thousands of employees across all sectors of organizations continues to find that 75 % of employees are not meaningfully engaged with their jobs and organizations! There are numerous assumptions, which can be drawn from this sobering and sad statistic, but one that is relevant, is that these organizations all use some form of rewards and punishment or carrot and stick approaches to their managerial methods and in the design and structure of their human resource benefits and plans.
This presentation highlights the work of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s, Self-Determination Theory, which has demonstrated that “self-motivation, rather than external motivation, is at the heart of creativity, responsibility, healthy behavior, and lasting change.” The concept of “Autonomous Supportive” as a leadership approach, which encourages the growth of intrinsic motivation, is also a focal point.
Recently, we have witnessed tragic and catastrophic accidents in the United States where reward and punishment, command and control, and carrot and stick approaches were factors that created the conditions for financial upheaval, environmental devastation and death. The human and planetary costs to the adherence and application of motivational theories and beliefs that are contrary to what people desire: to feel autonomous, competent and interpersonally connected, has reached a tipping point. It is time to rekindle the human spirit in our workforce.