Three Things That Really Motivate Employees

What really makes us give it our all in the workplace? Some might say it’s the possibility for a promotion, a raise or an incentive; however, according to this article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, for most of us it’s something deeper: the possibility of making a real impact in a community to which we feel connected. In today’s landscape of businesses old and young, large and small, there are no guarantees – people don’t believe in cakewalks anymore. But what they do believe in is a sense of ownership over their role and their contribution to a larger cause, be it an innovative technology that could change the way we work, live, think or an established, productive industry. In this short article Moss Canter explains the three Ms that guide employees’ investment in their place of work.


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