It's odd how closely this podcast relates to my work experience. I worked as a fundraiser for the university for over a year...
It's odd how closely this podcast relates to my work experience. I worked as a fundraiser for the university for over a year and what Adam described was the truth word for word. There is a huge lack in motivation, our job was not easy or pleasant, and many people quit after a short period of time. Following an insensitive scrip and talking to people who projected genuine hatred was just a few of the perks that came with the job description. I believe the only reason why I was able to stand it so long (yes a year is a long time in this field) and have reasonable success was because of task significance. I knew that on the surface my job seemed like telemarketing, but I really took to heart that I was helping students receive financial aid, as well as a number of other sectors. Those of my coworkers around that didn't view their job the same way lost contact with this key element and either quit or were bad at raising money. I often wondered why we didn't have motivational objectives like the ones described in the pod cast, on the contrary the motivation was always about how much we raised instead of who we raised it for. Task significance has always been important for all jobs, it is only common sense that it increases productivity, some more than others, so why aren't more managers utilizing it?