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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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39  THE MOTIVATIONAL DIP

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• The Motivational Dip is another way of looking at energy and application of resource. It can be used to analyze just one project or an entire relationship.

• It looks at enthusiasm over time, and can be used to predict the moments when things are likely to lose momentum and slip.

• The vertical axis represents amount of energy devoted to a task or relationship.

• The horizontal time axis maps the stages that motivation levels will probably go through.

• Things typically start well with a ‘new toy’ mentality – the honeymoon phase.

• A Motivational Dip is usually experienced before a more settled learning and understanding ...

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