Category: Work Motivation

Let Me Be: Why People and Businesses Should Prioritize Work-Life Boundaries and How to Implement Them

Detachment from work is an important component required for rest and recovery from work and yet many organizations are failing to provide their people with work experiences that take this key variable into account. Detachment is positively related to recovery, mental and physical health, wellbeing, having access to job resources, and task performance on-the-job. Detachment
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How to create work that gets employees energized

The drivers, factors, and contexts that boost work motivation. Key Points: Stand out elements for work motivation are goal setting, feedback, and feeling supported by your manager. Human motivation is not fixed; it can change through mindsets, circumstances, and outcomes. Tasks that involve creativity, autonomy, teamwork, and well-being are strong drivers of intrinsic motivation, the
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Employee Commitment: Does the evidence support this popular concept?

Anecdotes aside, is affective commitment as good as many think it is?

Key Points Studies show that employees’ emotional attachment to an employer has a positive impact on their attitudes and actions. Employees who view their organization’s culture highly are more likely to be committed to their employing organization. Organizations should focus on providing defined roles and job clarity, social support and autonomy to employees to increase
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Better engagement means better performance – or does it?

Key points The concept of employee engagement that is popular in today’s organizations lacks a clear definition and solid evidence to support its links with employees’ performance Engagement surveys very often measure job satisfaction and organizational commitment, but these two variables are only weakly linked to employees’ performance Interventions to increase job satisfaction and organizational
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