My family and I installed a gas fireplace over the winter, and seeing our first gas fire ignite so easily got me thinking about the different ways managers “light a fire” under someone and get them motivated to work. Does it require extensive labor or is it more like flipping a specific switch or turning just the right key?
It’s not just one switch or just one key that ignite fires in each of them. Everybody’s different.
One of the many answers I want to uncover about someone when I interview him or her is why they want to work. What makes them want to get out of bed and come to work every day? Beyond just “showing up,” what drives them to get out there and sell, and when it gets tough, what drives them to keep going, even double their effort?
It is not as easy as turning a key, but understanding how each person is motivated is essential!