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Teamwork and Motivation

Teamwork and Motivation

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin

TEAMWORK - `Together we achieve the extraordinary`

Teamwork and the art of Motivation

Business and general life is about dialogue that we `all` understand and respond to. So make the playing field equal, so all people understand the language used and the action to take, to receive and accept, so business life and general life is successful for `all` involved.

Yes, you can achieve all things in life by your attitude to be positive, you have the solution in you, so go forward and use it now!

Achievement Motivation

Quote of The Day

" Don't try to steer the river "
-- Deepak Chopra, M.D.:
Your fate, your destiny, your future… they are the river of life. You cannot re-shape or steer this river. Yet your attitude, your actions, your character, and your faith are what you DO have control over. They are your boat—and you can use them to navigate through the river for the most enjoyable ride of your life!

How to Frame Goals to Increase Intrinsic Motivation

You know goals are important, and may have heard that the best goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-limited. What you may not know how important the language you use to frame your goal is. In 2002, motivation researchers from Rochester , NY and France learned something interesting from how teenagers dribbled basketballs.

3 Ways to Frame Goals

Students were randomly assigned to one of three groups. In the first group called “Performance-Approach,” they were told that their dribbling would be filmed to select those with the best dribbling, and the video would be shown to other students to teach dribbling. The second group, called “Performance-Avoidance” was told the opposite, that tapes of students with the worst dribbling would be selected to help other students learn what errors to avoid. A third group of students, called “Mastery Group” were told that the purpose was to assess the teaching of dribbling, and they would have two attempts to work on improving.

Motivation - The only difference in the 3 groups was these 30-second instructions. Intrinsic motivation was measured by how long students continued to dribble when the evaluator told them they had free time.

Which Worked Best?

Results showed that students in the Performance-Approach and Mastery Group had equally high levels of intrinsic motivation, significantly higher than those in the Performance-Avoidance group. Three variables explained this:

1) Competence (how capable you feel).
2) State anxiety (how nervous you are in the moment).
3) Task absorption (how much you’re concentrating on the activity).

When you focus on the prospect of failure (as in the Performance Avoidance group), you feel less confident, become more anxious, and are not engaged in the task.

Take Away Points

Here are lessons learned from these basketball dribblers:

1) Create Performance Approach or Mastery goals for yourself or others to build optimal motivation and effort.
2) Keep yourself and those you motivate (your supervisees, your employees, your children, your peers) focused on success rather than the prospect of failure.
3) Boost motivation by recognizing people for what they do well rather than publicly pointing out mistakes.
4) Increase intrinsic motivation by allowing for unstructured time to continue a task.
5) Keep in mind that while mastery goals can be quite motivating, there are times when they aren’t a good idea because they can encourage you to keep going down dead ends, rather than strategically moving on.
6) And if you find yourself going into the Performance-Avoidance mentality, bring yourself back by getting absorbed in the task, and focusing on learning and the process.

Experiment with how you frame your goals and see if you feel differently and get better results.

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About the Author Colin Thompson

Colin is a former successful Managing Director of Transactional/Print Manufacturing Plants, Print Management/Workflow Solutions companies and other organisations, former Group Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives and Non-Executive Director, helping companies raise their `bottom-line` and `increase cashflow`. Plus, helping individuals to be successful in business and life in general. Author of several publications, research reports, guides, business and educational models on CD-ROM's/Software and over 400 articles published on business and educational subjects worldwide. International Speaker and Visiting University Professor.

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