Specific Strategies to Increase Motivation
- Give praise.
- Give people status (i.e. Member of the Week/Month).
- Communicate “inside information” to members.
- Always explain why.
- When you are wrong, admit it.
- Use members’ names often.
- Be fair, honest, and consistent–show no favoritism.
- Be careful what you say–do not gossip.
- Listen to others.
- Remember, we support that which we help create.
GRAPE Theory of Motivation
- Growth: Increasing one’s skills and competencies, performing new or more complex tasks, and participating in training programs.
- Recognition: Promotion within the organization, praise for achievements. positive and constructively critical feedback, receiving an award, printed references to an individual’s activities, and being “listened to”.
- Achievement: The opportunity to solve a problem, to see the results of one’s efforts, to reach goals that one has established to create a whole tangible product.
- Participation: Involvement in the organizational decision-making, planning, and scheduling of one’s own work and controlling one’s own activities.
- Enjoyment: Having fun in a warm, friendly, supportive atmosphere.