A key aspect in helping individuals or teams perform is ensuring that they are motivated. Motivational factors stem from self-beliefs, expectations and personalities and will always be an important determinant for success. Addressing an individual’s motivation factors can be the key to unlocking high performance for their own development initiative or for establishing their ‘best fit’ in a team.
Through my own business learning curve, I discovered ‘Motivational Maps’, which have provided me with a valuable change management tool. Amongst other benefits, Motivational Maps help to;
I would encourage you to use this tool for your own business to optimise your own performance as well as your staff or team.
Teams are normally recruited or put together from people with complementary skill sets and yet, with a family business, this is not always possible. The team is formed of family members, who’s skill sets have not always been clearly defined. Whichever way, teams contain several personalities and clashes can occur. It may be that these clashes are not attributed to personalities but to motivations.
This makes it all the more important to understand what motivates individual family members to get the best out of them and how to get them to work together productively as a team.
Motivational Maps enable team leaders to determine whether or not the team is aligned with the mission, if there are conflicts that need to be resolved in order to work more cohesively and how to offer rewards to the team in order to boost the motivation of the team. Each report contains eleven actionable ideas that enable the team to perform at a higher level.
Motivational Maps are described as ‘self-perception inventory’ that helps individuals and teams to ‘map’ the various motivators they have in three key areas; relationships, achievements and individual growth.
Within these three key areas of a Motivational Map, there are nine motivators. For each individual, three of these will be stronger and one will represent a core motivator. The technology asks simple questions that eventually generates a unique map for the individual, as well as particular detail about each motivator and how it affects personal performance, as well as particular detail about each motivator and how it affects personal performance.
This diagnostic elevates motivation to a new and more strategic level. It will provide invaluable insight into your values, missions and visions and whether or not the desires of your staff are collectively aligned with these aspects of your organisation.
Whether you are working as an individual or a team, I can help you to complete the online diagnostic, which will generate your personalised report. This 15 page report will reveal your unique motivators and diagnose your current level of motivation. The purpose of this process is to give individuals an insight into their motivations and by extension, the tools to achieve high performance.
This 15 page report will reveal your unique motivators and diagnose your current level of motivation. The purpose of this process is to give individuals an insight into their motivations and by extension, the tools to achieve high performance.
We know when our children are the best versions of themselves. We know when they are feeling happy in their own skin and energised by the challenges around them. But we know when they’re not too. There is nothing, nothing at all that matters more to us than our children’s happiness, but often we feel helpless to help them when the ‘itch’ that troubles them is more inside than out.
It’s about motivation – intrinsic motivation. We can offer rewards, and even sanctions when we need to, but the most effective way of helping our children to fulfill their potential and find satisfaction is by appealing to their natural motivators, to help them find their ‘element’.
“I was drawn to motivational mapping as I was going through a major change in my personal life. I wanted to find some direction on key decisions by understanding in detail what motivates me, how this was being met and where the gaps were. Mark was very informative in explaining the mapping and I was really impressed at my increased awareness of myself that I decided to carry out the youth mapping for my two children aged 12 and 13. This really helped provide an understanding of each child and the dynamics between all of us. We still refer to the mapping today and it has helped us make personal strategic decisions individually and as a family unit. We seem to understand each other more and how to best relate to each other to get the best from each other. Working with Mark has been a pleasure and I feel his passion and experience shines through. If you are considering mapping for yourself or the family I highly recommend working with Mark.” KM Bath