The biggest killer of motivation in many organizations is that managers don’t always recognize the true value of good will and social utility. Psychologist and Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely says that being able to achieve a big-picture perspective comes from setting and achieving long-term goals, as well as creating an environment that encourages collaboration, care, and good will.
Managers who focus on short-term efficiency and goals without nurturing those human attributes miss out and instead end up demotivating employees. Instead, they should encourage workers to use their creative energies and help them set long term goals. This approach, according to Ariely, is the real key to achieving motivation and satisfaction.
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