Team Leadership Toolkit

Motivation

Motivation

How to motivate staff - that seemed to be the holy grail of management theories during much of the 20th century.

No one found that holy grail, but the search for it did lead to a large number of insights into how people become motivated. We have produced summaries of the main six theories/writers - see menu on the left.

Anyone who wishes to know more had best read the original books.

As to our own views. Motivation happens on three levels:

This is depicted pictorially below.

On motivationa and commitment