I find that motivation isn’t usually a problem when you have new, exciting, rewarding or cool work projects. The new client that has a problem that challenges you to come up with a novel solution. The big project that will catapult your career or the company into a new stratosphere. The project that if done well will get the high profile recognition both by the leaders of the company and maybe even the outside press.
Those are the low hanging fruit….
Those are the open layups you better make….
Those are the no-brainers…
It gets harder when the task or project doesn’t have the same “appeal”
Here is the $50,000 question for you – how do you make sure employees are motivated to do the everyday, mundane, boring tasks that lead to better company performance? These are those tasks that do not get your picture in the company newsletter. The tasks that make your mind so numb that you swear you’ve lost half your brain. The tasks that are essential, but you would easily skip to watch paint dry as that would be more enjoyable?
Give your thoughts in the comment section below (I know, commenting on blogs can be one of those mundane and boring tasks)…