Practical advice on how to raise motivation

From It’s Time to Rethink Productivity by Josh Levine and Ciana Wilson, building on Simon Sinek’s insight that we’re motivated by why we do things more than what we do:

1. Write your purpose statement
Ask what one thing you’d like your group to be known for accomplishing.

2. Create a “purpose trajectory”
Encourage each team member to keep in mind purpose when making choices. By having each person connect their everyday responsibility and role with the far-reaching purpose, individuals can create a larger context within which to make decisions.

3. Reinforce with great stories
At weekly staff meetings have one team member share a story of something they or a colleague did that supported the team or organization’s purpose.

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