Using Strengths to Increase Motivation
September 21, 2013
I do agree with the results as it pertains to my level of Psycap. A lot of whom and what I am has to do with all the training that has been invested in by the military. Of course my personality combined with my training has become a big part who I am. I feel my strengths would have to be surrounded by resiliency. Being resilient in today’s world is very important. I also scored high in Hope, Optimism, as well as efficiency. My strategy would have to be to be optimistic and resilient when attempting to learn and train on something new. I feel most people feel defeated if they cannot get something right away however when I seem to not grasp something right away I feel determined and optimistic that I will get it. Setting goals for yourself is key to being successful, hope plays a pivotal role in that you can reach these goals and once you finally achieve your set goals you feel a sense of accomplishment. Job satisfaction can easily influence your performance in the way that if you are satisfied with what you are doing and you feel passionate about it and your employees feel the same then there is nothing that can’t be done. If your employees are passionate about what you are trying to accomplish as you are then there is no goal that cannot be reached.
Finding out what people want from their jobs, what motivates them to keep working, was the basis for a study by Fredrick Herzberg during the 1950’s and 60’s. He wanted to find out how attitude affected employees motivation. He did this by asking people to describe work situations that made them feel really good about their jobs and situations in which they felt bad about them. His findings showed that those who felt good about their jobs gave very different answers than people who felt bad or didn’t like their work. He wrote about the results of his study in an article called “One More Time: How do...