We usually see work as an obligation. If it's not something we really enjoy or love, then we mainly feel like we have to do...
We usually see work as an obligation. If it's not something we really enjoy or love, then we mainly feel like we have to do it because of our every-day responsibilities. Our job is usually there to bring an income and allow us to pay for all our bills and expenses, so often times it's not something we choose to do voluntarily. That's why many of us don't work hard at completing the tasks required by our job. We don't look to be too productive or successful, but mainly just hope to get the job done and that's it.I believe that task significance is incredibly relevant in boosting our motivation, resulting in our more positive and productive behavior. Who would have thought that something this obvious has so much influence upon our actions. Showing us the results of our work is so effective that it should be done my all managers. When you're not working just for yourself or just to earn the money to cover your expenses, but for the benefit of the others as well, you become more efficient. When you see how your job has a positive impact on the life of others you can't help not have the desire to do better. You feel much more important, you feel like you play a more important role in society and your actions have more purpose. All that helps motivate you and pursue your goals with more passion.I realize how I never actually gave this issue a serious thought, although it seems like common sense. Thanks to the research made in this area not only I become more aware of this solution, but also managers gain an important tool when it comes to motivating employees.