OUTLOOK VALUES: MOTIVATION

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by

Motivation jason2“A reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way”

As part of exploring the four key Outlook Values, ‘Motivation’ could arguably be the most important for our company.

If our team were not motivated to get out of bed in the morning and produce great work we would simply not be able to deliver the quality of service and solutions our clients depend on.

Thank goodness then that our team have the motivation and long may this continue. So why is this I hear you ask?

Motivation is the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up and going to work and lazing around the house all day.

It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals, from both an individual and team perspective and this is the crux of true motivation.

At Outlook we set targets, we create a framework and culture whereby we encourage individuals and the team to achieve their goals and we try and create an environment conducive to delivering results and great work.

As a leadership team we are always looking for ways to improve our company, its ethos, culture and services and our staff are central to that. Happy, motivated staff can be the difference between just meeting a clients expectations and exceeding them. And in business today marginal gains can be the difference between success and failure.

During our recent company conference we conducted an activity to discuss what actually de motivates our team. This was a useful exercise to enable us to start to look at ways we can remove the elements within our team’s daily routine that currently de motivate them.

Our relationship with our clients and suppliers requires two way motivation, ultimately powered by the need to solve a challenge. By working in partnership and keeping the energy levels and enthusiasm high, we can ensure we deliver the very best results. Add a sprinkling of knowledge and expertise and voila good times!

It’s interesting to consider that humans are inherently motivated. The need to survive, to put food on the table, a roof over our head and protect our families are deep routed in society. To motivate an individual or team to go the extra mile requires belief and willingness to invest in the company and its success. This can be rewarded financially in overtime or bonus payments, but often it’s the sense of personal or collective pride that is the real satisfaction for the pain, blood sweat and tears.

Self-belief and personal goals influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. This combined with a collective vision is a truly powerful combination to achieving success.

We are all different and motivated by different things and that’s the real beauty and the real challenge of how best to grow and achieve our goals.

The desire to succeed, create great work and ultimately make our clients happy is testament to the team we have at Outlook. One we are very proud of.

To all of the team at Outlook, our clients and suppliers I say thank you all for being motivated.

If you need motivation for your next communication challenge speak to OUTLOOK now.