Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees | Kerry Goyette | TEDxCosmoPark

  • Опубликовано: 26 май 2016
  • It’s a misconception that you can motivate your employees. They’re already motivated. The key is to unleash their motivation. The Founder of Aperio Consulting Group, Kerry Goyette takes a deeper dive into motivation, how to leverage it, and the counterproductive motivations that may be holding us back from success.
    Kerry is the Founder & President of Aperio Consulting Group, a corporate consulting firm that provides workplace analytics and training to build high performance cultures. Kerry consults clients across the world on scientific strategies for engineering teams that maximize performance. She is also the founding authority of the Motivational Research Institute focused on identifying the key human factor contributors to success.Kerry is certified to administer a wide variety of cutting edge workplace analytics measuring motivation, engagement, safety/risk management behaviors, attitude, mental ability, emotional intelligence and many others. In addition, she is a certified forensic interviewer with advanced training as an expert witness by the American Prosecutors Research Institute. This specialized training has given her unique insight in diagnosing the true problem. Her consulting has taken her all over the world which has exposed her to a variety of workplace cultures and industries.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 188

  • Ink_ kid
    Ink_ kid 5 дней назад

    To be a LEADER start from the BOTTOM see what they see! Don't tell them they are wrong SHOW & TEACH them and they will acknowledge that . Also build up communication skills talk to your employees SHOW them that you care about them. "a BOSS has the TITLE, a LEADER has the PEOPLE" simple ........"Your employees are already motivated. The question is, 'how do I unleash it?'" How do you know if they are motivated if you don't talk to them!? & if they do have Motivation how come they not showing it or so "unleashing it" !? maybe because its YOU the BOSS not the LEADER

  • 王志雄
    王志雄 Месяц назад

    so what, China will soon rule this world... firstly, China will annex USA!

  • David Allen
    David Allen 2 месяца назад

    This lady doesnt have a clue about employees lives or why someone would be a good candidate. This is hard proof that your degree only means you dont pay attention to the world around you.

  • Tangela Serls
    Tangela Serls 2 месяца назад

    The point about being hardwired to connect is absolutely true. From everyday interactions to media like literature and television shows, humans strive to relate to one another and see shared values in each other to connect.

  • Om Kaushik
    Om Kaushik 2 месяца назад +1

    This was a pretty decent lesson except that it leaves out a few critical aspects of employee motivation. Employees can come to the job motivation but their behavior would be the dependent variable in the situation. The independent variable is the leader and their leadership style. A highly self motivated individual can decrease in productivity, morale and satisfaction if the leadership style they work under is toxic.
    If this message is towards managers and leaders then it should say that the only way to bring out motivation in employees is by creating the right atmosphere for employees to motivate themselves. I completely agree that organizations must invest in their employees. No matter how motivated an employee can be, they will not succeed if they are not given or offered the resources they need to perform. Employee motivation is more about the leaders they work under than the actual employee. Have well trained, knowledgeable and open leaders that followers will want to work for and the motivation will come naturally. Toxic leaders will only drive their highly motivated employees away.

  • Maru Mura
    Maru Mura 2 месяца назад

    Anyone explain briefly about what the video, I'm Russian, I do not understand

  • aecollector
    aecollector 2 месяца назад

    How did you value a question as a million dollar value.

  • Rana Kordahi - Limitlessminds
    Rana Kordahi - Limitlessminds 3 месяца назад

    I learned this in my NLP practitioner course in META MODELS. Works well when I'm performance coaching.

  • Anthony Ptak
    Anthony Ptak 3 месяца назад

    Is this Smiler from the Emoji Movie? I’m serious.

  • Sergiu C
    Sergiu C 3 месяца назад

    there are people who will NEVER change their attitude and behaviour, they just like make things going wrong all the time spreading the negative energy between individuals and create chaos, these people need just to be fired and hire until you find the best person possible, there is no way to discus that

  • don michaels
    don michaels 3 месяца назад

    I must learn more. I typically think this person is either driven to perform better or adequately or theyre driven to perform bare minimum or not do better or go into minimum routine. and that becomes toxic and others feed of of it.

  • Peter Brauer
    Peter Brauer 3 месяца назад

    Is this model of seeking pleasure vs protection as a determined character trait based on research or did she make this all up?

  • Thomas M
    Thomas M 3 месяца назад

    This is COMMON sense...

  • Sgt Steve Armstrong
    Sgt Steve Armstrong 4 месяца назад

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  • Dead Prepper
    Dead Prepper 4 месяца назад

    I've seen SSSOOOO MANY good employee's turn into useless employees because the company doesn't recognize and reward good performance. They treat the good the same way the treat the bad. All these companies care about is business owner profit. In the end, you get what you pay for. The rich get richer, while the rest of us struggle to make ends meet.

  • Mann SE
    Mann SE 4 месяца назад

    good talk!

  • wen blue
    wen blue 4 месяца назад

    Discipline, discipline, discipline!

    • Dead Prepper
      Dead Prepper 4 месяца назад

      You can discipline all you want, all that does is lead to high turnover and more of the same.

  • Chris S
    Chris S 4 месяца назад

    More and more I hear the theory of reducing people to ... brains.

  • Zes
    Zes 5 месяцев назад

    wrong, no such thing as try or stop that, do/can do any no matter what and any can be perfx

  • Tomas D
    Tomas D 5 месяцев назад


  • user name
    user name 5 месяцев назад +6

    one word

    • Nichole
      Nichole 2 месяца назад

      user name Dopamine

  • Darwins Myth
    Darwins Myth 5 месяцев назад

    My weekly paycheck and my family are all the motivation I need.

  • jrod324
    jrod324 5 месяцев назад

    Here’s the key to motivating your employees: kick out your middle man.

  • Raymundo Garza
    Raymundo Garza 5 месяцев назад

    maybe the charlie sheen in me is saying that, maybe the charlie sheen´s have horrible bosses that drained our positive energy.

  • Harold Palmer
    Harold Palmer 6 месяцев назад +1

    What a puppet!

  • Yusuf Shaikh
    Yusuf Shaikh 6 месяцев назад

    Such a great topic...Needs great amount of conviction to transform to others.....I had expected more!!!

  • Tawanna Rucker
    Tawanna Rucker 6 месяцев назад

    Really great points.

  • Gavin Schuette
    Gavin Schuette 6 месяцев назад +1

    goy ette really?

  • Lb. Wav
    Lb. Wav 6 месяцев назад +2

    She really does not like Charlie Sheen!

  • MaxMinseok Choi
    MaxMinseok Choi 6 месяцев назад

    Great insight for how do I unleash team members already existing motivation

  • curdt79
    curdt79 6 месяцев назад

    The best way to motivate employees is to pay them appropriately. Sundae socials and pizza parties along with printed paper certificates are pointless. I'd rather have $5 then a sundae. Also make sure to praise people when they have done a good job. It goes a long way. Also get rid of those toxic, gossipy slugs. Nothing is more damaging then some waste of space dragging everyone down too.

  • LReBe7
    LReBe7 6 месяцев назад

    This talk isn't polished enough, it's really quite boring...

  • Alok Priyadarshi
    Alok Priyadarshi 7 месяцев назад

    Great insights. Thanks a lot

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
    Department of Motor Vehicles 7 месяцев назад

    Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees
    thats why they flake out

  • Utica Morris
    Utica Morris 7 месяцев назад

    Hmmmm.....but what about the employee that's motivated by a factor that the organization CANNOT deliver ? An exempt employee that's only motivated by intermittent raises not based on performance, but "just because".

    • Bethanny Parker
      Bethanny Parker 5 месяцев назад

      Prices for consumer goods rise every year, so not getting at least a cost of living raise is essentially the same as getting a pay cut. It seems like most companies view every raise as an increase, but most fail to even keep up with inflation.

  • Robdawwg
    Robdawwg 8 месяцев назад +3

    At my job, i was motivated at first then that motivation faded away with each passing day. Could be my outside work life affecting me, could be the food i eat not getting the right energy, could be because i'm aware of how low everyone gets paid knowing everyone deserves more than $15H, could be that i became aware of the flaws the companys work process from the outdated tech/equipment they use, many different things affect the motivation. I stopped caring about my motivation when i was told i was getting a write up for having a 92% performance for not hitting 100% knowing damn well their equipment doesn't work 100% of the time. Just waiting to get fired.

  • Greg Austin
    Greg Austin 8 месяцев назад

    Meh, dubious conclusion. Doubtful a corporation can hire much creativity, but by accident.
    Ancient Greeks, the classics, also learned that motivation boils to one of two factors: Fear or Desire. Fear of firing their lazy asses is pretty good motivation, at first, but short-lived, as fear-motivation does not last long, eventually fading to either desire or apathy. Fear appears to have the brainstem attribute of selfishness, survivalism. Desiring, on the other hand, seems to have the quality of selflessness--inclusion, service to others, conceived in the cerebral cortex, where imagination takes place, devoid of animalistic fear. Like a child who imagines building a rocket ship, the untethered imagination leads the effort, while the fear of "what if" can only follow. So how can any project screen for practical utilitarian imagination and problem-solving, when the workforce can only hire based on resume attributes, or nepotism? My stance: It can't. The corporate group cannot motivate inventiveness and authority, and simultaneously wield conformity and authoritarianism, which is why very little inventing came out of the former Soviet Union.
    However, both Japan and Korea prove that the ideas of others can be greatly improved by better engineering, and Italy proves they can be pretty by design. Engineers can build a bridge or an app, given a budget, but the ability to develop novel and utilitarian patentable invention is a rare talent. Inventiveness has been called "The Fountainhead" of economy (Rand).
    Arguably, the only possible success that can be had by those who instinctively problem solve is to put them in charge. A group can encourage an individual's successes, but cannot rightfully own the creative effort, short of the inventor signing away his rights to his employees (stock options, and the like). For example, had The Wright Brothers been hired to be professional, and to come up with something, lest be fired, doubtful that their child-like imaginations would have been free enough to develop heavier-than-air aeronautics. Therefore, individualism, under the safety of freedom, is what invents, while the corporation can only take the credit. Corporatism can only create slightly-varied clones of one another. Want innovation? Then free us from corporate personhood.

  • KanD Johnson
    KanD Johnson 8 месяцев назад

    Boring. But very accurate

  • John Thompson
    John Thompson 8 месяцев назад +10

    The destruction of workers........Human Resources.........biggest failure in business models worldwide.

    • Cleber Santana Oficial
      Cleber Santana Oficial 2 месяца назад

      If employees would only work in the way they promise in the interview there would be no need for HR.

  • Stacy Gatz
    Stacy Gatz 8 месяцев назад

    intrinsic motivation is a myth

    • Boss3n
      Boss3n 5 месяцев назад +1

      No it's not.

  • E.G. Systems
    E.G. Systems 9 месяцев назад +3

    I find people to be individuals, so constantly trying to mentally herd them into groups you can understand (so you can control them) is ultimately lazy, and only partially effective. If you want to REALLY motivate someone you have to get to know them, and that uses precious time, which employers almost always don't want to spend. We have had "consultants" for the last 50 years, so would anyone say that most employees are happier now, or not? Yep, you guessed it....

  • Archibald Tuttle
    Archibald Tuttle 9 месяцев назад

    You would expect the high performer bring the low performer up to speed? In which universe would that happen?

  • Lightspit
    Lightspit 9 месяцев назад +2

    the best motivation was in Jerry Maguire: SHOW ME THE MONEY!

  • Daniel Deschamps
    Daniel Deschamps 9 месяцев назад

    Tons of great information that is an will be shared among my peers

  • Kapil Bhutkar
    Kapil Bhutkar 10 месяцев назад

    You won my heart with the Merry and John story, as it solved a critical problem I am facing since 5 years.
    Thank you very much !!!

  • Dissonantia Cognitiva
    Dissonantia Cognitiva 10 месяцев назад

    A useless video about nothing

  • Onofrio Bacigalupo
    Onofrio Bacigalupo 10 месяцев назад

    Give them a beenie with a propeller.on top.

  • Franca Fiduccio Buongiovanni
    Franca Fiduccio Buongiovanni 10 месяцев назад

    This is pure stupidity( which is to expected from any TED talk). Employers cannot motivate employees. They can encourage, pressure, threaten, etc- but they cannot motivate.

  • Stephen Waller
    Stephen Waller 10 месяцев назад +5

    Just another load of corperate clap trap

  • Amazology
    Amazology 10 месяцев назад

    All going well until "unleash". (I would be the "what could go wrong" type then)

  • Teddy L
    Teddy L 10 месяцев назад

    How many times do we have to see the infomercial sales pitch from an HR person? The administrative trainer techniques. Use really empty generic examples to make points that really don't need to be made and do it with enthusiasm. 16 minutes to say something that could be said in 2.

    • The12thSeahorse
      The12thSeahorse 4 месяца назад

      Teddy L Boulden - Gee someone with a profound thought! Most talks are like that, they could just say it in two or three minutes but then they tell the story about Susie and then they also mention John. Then they talk about a famous corporate executive and here’s what he said. Then the speaker throws in some alarming statistics to finish off with a tearful 😢 story about Bill with a happy 😃 ending. All that cost each participant $95 to help them with their motivation.

    RAYMOND STOUT 10 месяцев назад

    getting empty eAsy route already made bin cleaners got ease job

    RAYMOND STOUT 10 месяцев назад

    motivation work the nation bin is a good little notice Ireland love for once sit back and think bRAin THER E LICKED WORK ON PROPERT ISSUE IF I ADD MY WAY ENGLAND IRELAND SVOTLSND WALES WE HAVE OUR FULL COUNTY S WHY NOT IRELAND I COULD CORT THAT LITTLE DELDMOR ASLO LOAD EXPERINCE BOTH AREA IRELAND AFTER I NEED IRELAND SUPPORT FOR THE 321BIN AROUND BUT NOT BRITISH GOVERN YET AND DONG USE ANYBODY OF PEOPLE ANY IM THE THE ONLY 321World Wide Wheeliebn Cleaning Company microsoft ant got a look in this ray says we're Billie bin gone mite after all ask the Irish prime ministers to copyright my 321 our brishish prime minister struggle to c the faith init all but 5minute in give here 25 years in the bin cleaning wreck nose the job inside and guess wot the UK were the first wheeliebin cleaners in the world is ME Feb 1992

  • Dawn Jardine
    Dawn Jardine 11 месяцев назад +19

    I don't agree with using persons (celebrities) that have mental health issues as examples of bad motivation. This perpetuates the stigma surrounding mental health, which is prevalent in the workplace.

    • Nichole
      Nichole 2 месяца назад


    • Suzanne Cosper
      Suzanne Cosper 3 месяца назад +4

      I think you made a good point, but I can also understand how this was an example that a lot of people could understand. I don’t think her intentions were to make fun of people with mental health issues.

    • natalie n
      natalie n 9 месяцев назад

      Dawn Jardine definately. and what happens if a high performer gets mentally ill after a few years which could not b related to work? their behaviour and concentration at work could change and she is basically saying they are ‘toxic’ to the team .... very wrong

  • Rene’ Schultz
    Rene’ Schultz 11 месяцев назад


  • Russ Genzmer
    Russ Genzmer 11 месяцев назад

    She contradicts herself and the research she is basing her discussion on. She says you as a leader can't motivate you have to unleash the motivation that is already there in staff? Your unleashing action as a leader is the act of motivating. How good or bad you are as a leader in this unleashing action will dictate how motivated your staff is. Therefore your unleashing action is based on your ability to motivate your staff. Unleash is just another word for motivate. Which in summary means as a leader of the 21st century you have to MOTIVATE.

  • HR Mentoring
    HR Mentoring 11 месяцев назад


  • Samuel Drinkard
    Samuel Drinkard 11 месяцев назад

    Loretta Drinkard

  • Sheldon Han
    Sheldon Han 11 месяцев назад

    Such a a great and rich content

  • Mike Tython
    Mike Tython 11 месяцев назад


  • Pierre P
    Pierre P 11 месяцев назад

    Key points : unleash the motivation / pleasure driven vs fear driven people, adapt your style / invest on people

  • K S
    K S 11 месяцев назад +1

    Terrible title... Her so each doesn't match the title. Such a mess

  • Christopher Hanley
    Christopher Hanley 11 месяцев назад

    My manager's approach to motivation recalls the old Bob Uecker baseball joke: "Bob, get off the bench, grab a bat and stop that rally!" Motivation counts for nothing with us; what's important is meticulous adherence to our manager's interpretation of corporate policy as handed down from 1200 miles away. We are detailing ourselves right into the ground.

  • Dennis R. Levesque
    Dennis R. Levesque 11 месяцев назад +9

    You're partially right with a couple of exceptions. You can't assume they're already motivated. Tending a garden in a dessert or a swamp, requires different watering policies. Motivation is more about meeting/satisfying the values of the people involved, which can be hard to read/address. And it's not always about the motivation of the individuals. It could also be about the potential/opportunity they're denied. When you mentioned the clean-up crew, do they/other's have the opportunity to switch jobs around to avoid any ruts? They're not robots, you know. Everybody's motivation/values need to be re-examined once in awhile.

  • Timothy Appleseed
    Timothy Appleseed 11 месяцев назад +2

    Good info.
    Weak ending.

  • imtiaz ahmed qureshi
    imtiaz ahmed qureshi 11 месяцев назад


  • Jonas Van Poucke
    Jonas Van Poucke 11 месяцев назад

    Terrible examples again where sales is the only department that seems to need motivation. You dropped the ball there.

  • Wisal Khan
    Wisal Khan 11 месяцев назад

    I like the way you transfer Your knowledge to others
    If U are a teacher let me become your student plz.

  • Sherri Moss
    Sherri Moss 11 месяцев назад +11

    I agree that this speaker should not be using these celebrities as an example. It turns me off to the message

  • Nasser Shaibi
    Nasser Shaibi Год назад

    I didn’t like what’s she said about these actors she’s just talking about other people. It’s wrong?

  • John Martin
    John Martin Год назад

    Well done Kerry. You make some very good points that I'll share with my management team. Thank you for sharing.

  • Gatot Widayanto
    Gatot Widayanto Год назад +1

    What drives human behaviors?
    Myth around motivation - what drives motivation
    Motivation is about energy
    It's also about quality
    Productive x counter productive
    Maximizing our productive motivation, minimizing counter productive motivation
    It drags top performers down
    Need to be careful to engineer our team
    People have different motivation styles
    Seek pleasure, avoid pain
    Your employees already motivated
    I don't understand how Bob is motivated - the problem is with me.
    1. Hire for motivation-fit

  • Lenin Ramos
    Lenin Ramos Год назад

    Why are you using this peoples names as an example. You might be even worst than them. SMH

  • Jack Daniels
    Jack Daniels Год назад

    does charlie sheen own a big company? is he a CEO? i don't get this lady.

  • Rudy Apollon
    Rudy Apollon Год назад

    Complete and very instructive TY

  • Daniel  Iskander
    Daniel Iskander Год назад +16

    i took some minutes to read through the reviews is easy to get what the speaker just said... there are those who are negatively motivated. they observed all the wrong things with the speaker...and those positively motivated ...excited by one or two things that the speaker said. it is fascinating.
    my previous class on motivation... teacher came and said you cannot motivate anyone. that motivation is internal drive. i like how the speaker has put it. it cements that message perfectly. that you as an exernal influence can trigger unleashing of that internal drive of someone

    • B Adams
      B Adams 2 месяца назад

      I must agree with Russ, although I do like how perceptive you are. Saying people are either ( + ) or ( - ) is a false dichotomy

    • Russ Genzmer
      Russ Genzmer 11 месяцев назад

      Or you could view the comments as just that comments on a persons believe system not that they are negative or positive. It is just how INDIVIDUALS think and process and therefore comment as INDIVIDUALS.

  • Vijesh Cm
    Vijesh Cm Год назад

    Good thought of defining the motivation

  • Mitch P
    Mitch P Год назад

    A friend of mine says it perfectly: "the world is plastered with leaders, but greatly lacking leadership".
    May I add; the world is pumping out all these "speakers", desperate of saying something:.
    Reminds me on Plato. He was much wiser than the many "decorated" these days.
    But I do like here science on Motivation. Makes me lose not wanting to be motivated. Boy is she boring.

    • Mitch P
      Mitch P 10 месяцев назад

      Thanks to the thousands of (wannabe) leadership trainers (but all certified, of course), who turned leadership into an industry, a heavyweight revenue earner of the useless education systems all focusing on selling worthless certificates, have landed leadership already buried in the tombs before it even got a chance to walk.

    • Russ Genzmer
      Russ Genzmer 11 месяцев назад

      I would say that "leadership in the 21st century is either still in the womb or already in the tomb" because it isn't walking the streets today....

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez Год назад +2

    I can't help it think she's talking about progressive and conservative minded people. She could might as well be talking about how to look at voters.

    • Mitch P
      Mitch P Год назад

      Let's make her a Politicians. She's got everything it takes; nothing.

  • Matt THX
    Matt THX Год назад

    I wonder how many consoladores she owns !

  • Mike Brunt
    Mike Brunt Год назад

    I liked this commentary. Its very similar to my study with influence ecology. Personalities transact their own way and are driven differently. Put them in the right positions and understand how to transact with them and they will believe in the goal.

    • Russ Genzmer
      Russ Genzmer 11 месяцев назад

      Have you ever been in the military. Your comment about putting people in their right positions and they will believe. Then how does the platoon leader take a skinny 21 year old GED educated kid who didn't even own or fire a BB gun to pick up a weapon and put a piece of metal in another human being (over and over and over again)? You can motivate a lot of different people a lot of different ways but survival either in war or business is the greatest motivator that separates the surviving from those 'not so much'....

  • Jerimiah Dickey
    Jerimiah Dickey Год назад

    0 correlation,, where does she get her statistics?

  • Patrick Marsh
    Patrick Marsh Год назад +2

    This woman needs to get laid

    • Interest and Fun
      Interest and Fun Месяц назад

      I would definitely volunteer

    • Moise Picard
      Moise Picard 11 месяцев назад +1

      Patrick Marsh WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

  • Phil Saunders
    Phil Saunders Год назад

    Seriously who doesn't know this already?

  • Rajesh K
    Rajesh K Год назад +3

    not worth

  • Genius by Design
    Genius by Design Год назад +46

    I have an idea !!! DON'T LIE and CHEAT THEM !!!

    • mac1bc
      mac1bc 8 месяцев назад

      KanD Johnson engineer

    • KanD Johnson
      KanD Johnson 8 месяцев назад

      mac1bc What do you do?

    • KanD Johnson
      KanD Johnson 8 месяцев назад

      mba2ceo right They never want to do the simple things
      Like treat people right 😂😂😂

    • mac1bc
      mac1bc 9 месяцев назад +1

      I'm highly motivated by higher pay. But HR doesn't believe that I deserve it, even though everyone on my team and my manager do. It sucks i have to look for another job to get the pay i want.

    • OmJhody
      OmJhody Год назад


  • Genius by Design
    Genius by Design Год назад

    BOB is smart !!! :)

  • Genius by Design
    Genius by Design Год назад

    Wrong !!! BS - ONLY how much more they can exploit them !!! My opinion.

  • Encouragement for Life
    Encouragement for Life Год назад +25

    I really don't like the fact that she was using these celebrities as bad examples, have they messed up? I'm sure they have, all of us do, but that is no reason to write them off and cast judgement upon them by using them as negative examples in order to make your speech relatable or entertaining. Otherwise, great content.

    • Alyson Phoenix
      Alyson Phoenix 2 месяца назад

      May I ask what would you have used for an example in this particular talk I’m curious and would like to get insight on a diffent view please :)

    • John Martin
      John Martin Год назад +1

      Lindsey Lohan?

    • John Martin
      John Martin Год назад +1

      That's what you got out of this? Celebrity bashing? She was giving us an example we're familiar with. And besides Charlie Sheen who else did she mention? I probably missed it.

    • JustEmailAngela
      JustEmailAngela Год назад +1

      Growing with Webster Tsenase I agree with that statement. I recognized negative emotions when I heard her use them as examples. It could have been done by using the behaviors as the examples than the actual ppl. Public praise, confidential criticism (until their behavior warrants the confidentiality being extend to leadership that dials in on that)
      My opinion, of course

  • Ricky alcantara
    Ricky alcantara Год назад +21

    People are not motivated because of a trickle down economy. The 1% get richer and employees( humans) are tired of making the CEO's , presidents , etc. richer and they are not getting the benefits from breaking their backs for companies that are not loyal to them. We live to work and not work to live. Working 60 hrs a week or more is not healthy. People are tired and their bank accounts are light. Money is still the best incentive no matter how you slice it. People that see the glass half empty are not toxic, they just really see it how it is on how the company makes more millions of dollars from their work and they don't see great money incentives from that success.

    • Nichole
      Nichole 2 месяца назад

      tsdon1 Smithee Wut?

    • Nichole
      Nichole 2 месяца назад


    • B Adams
      B Adams 2 месяца назад +1

      Ricky you say "People are not motivated because of a trickle down economy". Trickle down economics is a politically charged and non-technical term, but i understand what you mean by it. There are no laws that keep someone in or out of the 1%, any American can become a top 1% earner. A wise man once said *if you were to take all the wealth in the world and divide it evenly amongst everyone; it would only be a matter of years before the same wealth ended up back in the same pockets, evening itself back to the current equilibrium* - the meaning in that quote is that money doesnt change who you are. Why should you change compensation for your employees if they havent changed themselves?

    • B Adams
      B Adams 2 месяца назад

      +Carnutzjoe your name is Car-Nutz-Joe. Im calling your judgement into question. your tone supports the sincerity of your argument. But your username clearly shows that you do not take yourself seriously and therefore I can not take your position on the matter seriously.

    • B Adams
      B Adams 2 месяца назад

      +Carnutzjoe *throws flag in, blowing whistle as camera focuses* We have a Non-Sequitur argument here (the assumption that 'this' follows 'that' with no logical connection) - evidence - "all the poorly paid, bad attitude employees supported Trump". There is no possible way to actually know if these employees have bad attitudes or if the accuser merely perceived their attitudes negatively. Also, there is no possible way to know if these employees actually supported Trump at the polls or if they merely acted as a Trump supporter around their coworkers to fit in.

  • HR Whiplash!
    HR Whiplash! Год назад +20

    "Your employees are already motivated. The question is, 'how do I unleash it?'" Good stuff.

    • Gerry C
      Gerry C 10 месяцев назад

      Should be "your employees are already motivated. The question how do you NOT demotivate them." How do you NOT impede them? How do you NOT throw on some counter productive "bad news for them, that you think is good news for you"?

    • Raj Bhandari
      Raj Bhandari 10 месяцев назад +1

      already "motivated" but requiring "unleasing". So they are withholding their motivation? (but its there - you just need to pay these expensive consultants to help 'unleash'). Ye. Right.

  • Huang Shi
    Huang Shi Год назад +1

    Mary: Liberal, Bob: Conservative

    • M M
      M M Год назад +1

      Bob: Think like I think and do as I think you should do (PC police)
      Mary: Let's try new ideas generated from the people, not top-down.

    • Iquey
      Iquey Год назад

      Huang Shi not necessarily bro. Liberals can have baggage and ptsd and pessimism/threat seeking too.

  • JE Hoyes
    JE Hoyes Год назад

    I only want to work in a co-operative.

  • Gallas Edgar
    Gallas Edgar Год назад

    This is a great piece

  • Bobby Bellingham
    Bobby Bellingham Год назад +3 haven't seen my employees.

    • Dead Prepper
      Dead Prepper 4 месяца назад

      You get what you pay for Bobby lol. Skilled labor requires respectable pay.

    • kamish lakhani
      kamish lakhani 10 месяцев назад

      he might be the same bob she was talkin about!

    • taoist40
      taoist40 Год назад

      Bobby Bellingham Get new ones.

  • hifivehamer
    hifivehamer Год назад

    If there is no chart in a company on how one can grow and they are always being told there will be one and it never comes, all motivation is lost.

  • Irene
    Irene Год назад +2

    I'm stopping this video 1/3 of the way through to say the tech job I'm currently in I really don't think I landed through any technical brilliance, instead a hunger to learn and wise management who could see I'd fit with the team. I share an office with 6 guys and we get on like a house on fire. Naturally an introvert my previous role in the organization was in a room with 14 others of varying social skills, which I found much harder and sometimes exhausting, even with good management then too.

  • Hi, I'm Wayne
    Hi, I'm Wayne Год назад +9


    • Mitch P
      Mitch P Год назад

      ROFL. Shortest summary and on the .

  • Aragorn Elessar
    Aragorn Elessar Год назад +36

    Love how they copy the applause at the end and repeat it another three times

    • John Martin
      John Martin 3 месяца назад

      +Kojitsu I was being sarcastic. Or a bot took over my account. This was a while back.

    • Kojitsu
      Kojitsu 3 месяца назад

      +John Martin What motivated you to respond the way you did? Watch the very end of the video. It's literally the same 1-2 seconds of applause repeated 3 times. It's funny because it's not even subtle. Just an observation, not dissing the talk.

    • Jurica Saponja
      Jurica Saponja 6 месяцев назад

      John Martin lol what's your Deal

    • Phil Beattie
      Phil Beattie 8 месяцев назад

      Aragorn Elessar i

    • KanD Johnson
      KanD Johnson 8 месяцев назад +1

      Aragorn Elessar fake applause

  • Nestor Zelarayan
    Nestor Zelarayan Год назад +120

    This was a pretty decent lesson except that it leaves out a few critical aspects of employee motivation. Employees can come to the job motivation but their behavior would be the dependent variable in the situation. The independent variable is the leader and their leadership style. A highly self motivated individual can decrease in productivity, morale and satisfaction if the leadership style they work under is toxic.
    If this message is towards managers and leaders then it should say that the only way to bring out motivation in employees is by creating the right atmosphere for employees to motivate themselves. I completely agree that organizations must invest in their employees. No matter how motivated an employee can be, they will not succeed if they are not given or offered the resources they need to perform. Employee motivation is more about the leaders they work under than the actual employee. Have well trained, knowledgeable and open leaders that followers will want to work for and the motivation will come naturally. Toxic leaders will only drive their highly motivated employees away.

    • HM
      HM 3 дня назад

      Nah...majority workforce of third world country won't work properly no matter how many motivation packages you use. :D

    • digimon916
      digimon916 15 дней назад

      Agree. Long story short, i kind of became supervisor on accident because 3 supervisors left in the same month. This is my first lead/supervisor position and i didnt know where to draw influence from. I remembered my horrible first boss and decided to act from things i mentally noted. I just kind of tested things out for a bit and noticed something after a while. After people felt comfortable with how i supervise, they seemed to work better. Whenever we have a new hire, i do certain subtle things to show them im pretty chill and they loosen up, feel more comfortable, and work better.
      My younger brother has a better job than me and came to me for leadership advice when they offered him a higer position. I told him how i do things and treat people and he says it (now) worked for him. An older supervisor for some weird reason, took it to their boss because he thought my brother was "too nice". My brother responded to the other supervisor saying his issue is personal and not profesional. My brother showed their boss some numbers and that was the end of that.

    • Tariqul Islam
      Tariqul Islam 17 дней назад

      Well said

    • D Uni
      D Uni Месяц назад

      completely agree.