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Virtual Teams For Dummies by Tara Powers

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Chapter 19

Understanding What Drives Motivation

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Recognizing the difference between an engaged and passionate team member

check Building a passionate team

check Applying positive psychology principles to everyday tasks

check Having a pulse on how your virtual team members feel about their work

After working with companies for close to 20 years to increase team member engagement, I’ve seen firsthand the benefits of helping team members and organizations create environments where they can both give their best each day and where both parties are committed to the organization’s goals, values, and success, while ensuring a sense of personal well-being.

Motivation is the desire to take action and drive forward even in the face of adversity. It’s a crucial factor in setting and achieving goals. However, motivation is complex because it differs for every person. What motivates one team member may not work for another. To be sure, true desire and motivation comes from within. However, leaders can create a working environment that encourages intrinsic motivation and helps to drive teams to ...

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