While people can be motivated to varying degrees by different forces, there are some common factors that affect motivation in most people and settings. HBR cites factors used by several high performing companies — like Trader Joe’s or Southwest Airlines — to achieve Total Motivation. The goal of Total Motivation is to reduce employees’ motivation because of factors like economic pressure or emotional pressure and to increase the impact of factors like purpose and play. Simply put: High performing companies work to make sure their employees want to do their jobs.
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