The Workplace Motivators is a powerful tool that allows us to understand the things that motivate and drive others to action. When talking to, interacting with or observing others we are able to pick up clues as to their values and motivators. Communication significantly improves when we have the ability to recognise and adjust our message and method of communication to suit the other person.
The theory behind the Workplace Motivators tool was developed by Eduard Spranger. In his work Spranger observed that people view the world and their interactions within it through six different “value lenses”. In his original model Spranger identified six core attitudes that tend to colour the world for each individual. Depending on the intensity of each of these six attitudes, a person will determine what motivates or drives them into action. Think of the Workplace Motivators as a pair of unique glasses through which we each view the world. The Workplace Motivators looks at WHY we move into action.
The six values or drivers that the instrument measures are:
- Theoretical: a drive to understand and systemise the truth
- Utilitarian: a drive to get a return on time, money and resources
- Aesthetic: a drive for beauty, form and harmony
- Social: a drive to eliminate hate and conflict
- Individualistic: a drive to lead and be different
- Traditional: a drive to a higher purpose
Each of these drivers is a lens that we look through as we experience different things, people and situations. These lenses will determine whether we see that thing, person or situation as uplifting, energising, indifferent or demotivating.
There is a wise saying that goes “Leadership is the art of getting things done through other people… but for their reasons”. This is where the true value of the Workplace Motivators can be seen. As we apply these ideas and concepts to understand that every person has their own reasons behind what they do, we will be able to unfold and apply a person’s potential more effectively.
Any type of change begins with the right motivation. If you are looking for a tool to help better understand other people, their motivations, attitudes and values then the Workplace Motivators provides a simple structure to do this. Whether you are working with teams, managers, individuals or customers, by learning the Workplace Motivators language you will empower people to motivate, understand and relate to others more effectively. We have specifically designed the Workplace Motivators report to use in many applications.
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