“The startling truth is that 70% of the workforce is disengaged – their bodies may put in long hours, but their hearts and minds never punch in. You may even be one of those that’s searching for ways to make work really work for you. This is a terrible dilemma for organizations trying to motivate employees to do more with less. So how to motivate the disengaged, and further engage the engaged? It’s not pay, perks, or promotions.
The answer is to foster meaning at work, that is, give work a greater sense of personal significance, and thus, make work matter. “ Scott Mautz
Through his research, Mautz has discovered that specific Markers of Meaning exist, or unique conditions that create meaning in and at work. It’s possible to learn how to trigger each Marker of Meaning and inspire elevated performance and fulfillment that sustains over the long haul.
Markers of Meaning:
- Doing work that matters
- Being congruently challenged
- Working with a heightened sense of competency and self-esteem
- Being in control and influencing decisions/outcomes
- Working in a caring/authentic/teamwork-based culture
- Feeling connection with and confidence in leadership and the mission
- Being free from corrosive workplace behavior
Looking at this list of markers, I can see why such conditions would be motivators for engagement in any company or work environment. But how do we foster these markers of meaning in our organizations?
Join us on July 7th to learn how. We have invited Scott Mautz to present his findings and answers at our Soundview Live webinar How to Motivate By Creating Meaning. You’ll walk away equipped with a host of specific ideas, insight, and practical tools to help do so.