Motivation can be a tricky thing. When you have it, you feel inspired, passionate and ready to take on the world. When you don’t…it’s a whole different story. That’s why the best organizations make employee motivation a top priority.
It’s easy to keep people motivated and engaged when things are going well, but what about when they’re not? Setbacks affect people differently. While a certain setback may cause some employees to tackle the problem more aggressively, it can demoralize others…leading in turn to job dissatisfaction and high stress.
And When You Fall is an excellent video for addressing the types of motivation issues that can follow a setback. It chronicles the challenges and stumbles of Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen on his way to winning an Olympic gold medal. We Are the Ones is an inspirational program for organizations in the midst of trying times–it reminds viewers that the time to work together and face the future is now.
Like energy levels and so many other things in life, motivation can fluctuate. Organizational leaders must know their people and what it takes to keep each one motivated. They must be prepared to assess the team’s motivational levels and provide the necessary support, incentives and inspiration when times are tough.