Motivation + Competencies = Performance

..or: Imagine if everyone were a top performer Karsten Bundgaard | Partner | Motivation Factor Institute | Copenhagen | Denmark You know it well. In every company, department or team there is that one person. The Top-Performer.  You’ve seen them in action – completing all their tasks with a smile, consistently achieving their goals, always…

Your motivation – Your responsibility?

By Helle Bundgaard | Founder | Motivation Factor© Motivation, efficiency and happiness are inextricably linked. When your motivation is high, you will experience a greater happiness and greater efficiency. In addition, your ability to innovate and to be creative depends on your motivation – you can say that motivated people are not always innovative –…

Is performance appraisal a waste of time?

Helle Bundgaard | Founder | Motivation Factor Institute Most employees and managers do not look forward to annual performance appraisal. When asked why this event is not anticipated with more excitement, employee answers can be grouped into three categories: Waste of time Neither the employee nor the manager are prepared for the interview Subsequent follow…

Recent research: What motivates men, and what motivates women?

Gender Infographic – motivation The key to driving long term motivation and engagement among your employee base is an understanding of the motivation factors that drive individual employees. The motivation factors, and how they are played out are individual and situational. The infographic below, produced by IDG Research Services, is based on research conducted by…

The Missing Links in Employee Engagement

The missing links in Employee Engagement Indeed an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal, but perhaps not so very surprising. I think the article misses one important factor. During the last 10 years, Motivation Factor has been working with motivation and engagement. We have developed an assessment identifying the individual’s needs and talents, and…