What are some key lessons you have learned about motivating people?

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Anonymous A asked on Sep 19, 2019

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Anonymous B updated the answer on Sep 19, 2019

most people believe that external factors like money motivate others, while knowing that intrinsic factors like happiness and satisfaction are their main motivators. i think the main lesson here is that we are all human, and what motivates us at the core is likely what motivates most others. motivating people comes down to satisfying emotional needs. people want to feel valued, impactful, and that they're growing into a better person than they were even yesterday. providing people with the guidance they need but with a healthly dose of autonomy, challenge, and constructive/actionable feedback is one of the best ways to motivate people (as long as they make a living wage)


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Anonymous C replied on Aug 15, 2021

Anreize sowohl finanziell als auch in einer anderen Form können Menschen motivieren

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Anonymous replied on Sep 05, 2020

Hi A,

That is really a good question. I would say, people are mostly motivated by satisfying their basic needs and desires, also by by being valued and respected and having an opportunity to prove themselves in achieving goals. The key point here, I guess, is that people are mostly led by their emotions and basic needs, not by obvious superficial standars of comfortable life.



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