Published on May 26, 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 http://ted.com/tedx
COMMENTS • 12
Nestor Zelarayan2 months ago
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.
Aragorn Elessar2 months ago
Love how they copy the applause at the end and repeat it another three times
Success Programme3 months ago
You should be doing your homework before you deliver speech about motivation to publicity. Definition of motivation has been scientifically proven so you should be reading Steven Reiss, who am I, to understand what motivates us to learn before you speak as authority
MBA 20167 months ago
I like the part of pain driven and pleasure driven motivation. It gives an idea on how you tackle each individual rather than having say you you want regardless if there is motivation or not.
Safa Larhrissi8 months ago
This is a great lesson about how to manage teams based on their motivational style “pain-driven” or “pleasure driven”. Also, I really loved this second part on the hiring of people, and how “managers who are ” humanbeings” can be biased when evaluating a candidate for a job.
Hi, I’m Wayne3 weeks ago
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Die dunkle Seite des Toasts3 months ago
has anyone the full Text?
Maureen O’Connell3 months ago (edited)
This is altogether a different aspect of motivating employees. This made me re-think of the whole employee motivation thing.
Evil Genius Leadership Consultants5 months ago
Such great thoughts about how employees are intrinsically and extrinsically motivated and the need to understand the dominant focus!
gala clouds8 months ago
thank really great job
Tasty Not tasty1 year ago
This video pushed me to re-think on how to motivate people. Thank you VERY much Kerry Goyette.
noisepuppet3 months ago
Tasty Not tasty 10 months on, how’s it going? I’ve seen workplaces made and broken by this issue of engagement and motivation. And in a medium sized shop, it often comes down to one or two crucial administrators who set the tone for the whole culture. I’ve seen places where they had the keys to the kingdom, everything needed to get the best out everyone, except a manager who cared anything about morale or any other human aspect of work. So leadership has begun to mean a lot to me.