The Humanizing Work Show, Season 1, Episode 3: What's My Motivation Here?In this episode, we share some of the research into what leads to motivation and engagement at work. Many in the Humanizing Work community will be familiar with Dan Pink's work summarizing the research here. We'll go more broadly here, all the way back to McGregor's Theory X & Y, Self-Determination Theory, Pink, Doshi & McGregor's Primed to Perform, and more.
And if you're thinking: "Wait, there's so much to focus on, what's really important here?", we'll help you out by drawing a few patterns across all of the research and, most importantly, what you can do to increase your own motivation, regardless of the context around you.
There are a few factors that can kill a team that are external things, and hence out of its control. But almost all of the things that we’ve seen kill a team are related to individuals’ capability to collaborate and lead effectively. In this episode, we share the things we’ve seen that are most toxic on teams, and the antidotes we’ve seen most effective in addressing those toxins.