What motivates us to work?

What motivates us to work?

It’s not always easy to stay motivated at work, is it? So what motivates us? It isn’t money. And it isn’t joy. Surprised? According to Dan Ariely in his TED talk, it’s feeling that your work has meaning. That you are making constant progress. And that you feel a sense of purpose.

Going to work

Why not walk and talk?

If you’re like me, you probably sit too much. Well, I do try and move as much as I can, but there are times, particularly in training sessions, when I can’t jump up and down and run around.

So do we have alternatives? According to Nilofer Merchant (link to TED.com), we should change our one-to-one meetings into ‘walking meetings’. I do like the idea of letting our ideas flow while we’re walking and talking. What about joining me?

What motivates us to work?

A great trick to improve your memory

MemoryWe’ve seen or heard of people who can memorise lists of numbers in telephone books and the order of cards in a deck. And we most probably believe that we wouldn’t be able to do it. In this TED Talk video, Joshua Foer describes a technique, called ‘the memory palace’, showing that anyone can learn to remember things relatively easily. Go on, give it a try! 🙂