Have you ever noticed that different people do the same things but for different reasons? For example, you might observe two people reading a book, but they may have wildly different reasons why. For one, they may love to learn and seek to expand their knowledge in all areas. For the other, there may be a specific purpose, like to pass a test, research how to solve a particular problem, get a raise, or make an important life decision, that is driving that behavior.
It’s difficult to judge the reasons why people do things because they are internal. We can observe what people are doing and even how they are doing it, but understanding a person’s WHY is much more elusive, yet powerful. Once you have an understanding of why people do the things they do, especially people who you lead and are responsible for, aligning them around the objectives of your team will lead to a significant increase in engagement and dramatically improve overall effectiveness!
In our upcoming series of posts, we will be exploring each of the 12 Driving Forces that propel your people into action...
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