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View Poll Results: What motivates you?

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  • Appreciation

    16 40.00%
  • Attitude

    8 20.00%
  • Effort

    4 10.00%
  • Encouragement

    5 12.50%
  • Excellence

    19 47.50%
  • Innovation

    9 22.50%
  • Leadership

    3 7.50%
  • Service

    6 15.00%
  • Success

    11 27.50%
  • Teamwork

    6 15.00%
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    What really motivates you?

    So I was walking by some of the my fellow colleague's offices and notice that they have 'motivational' posters - http://www.motivationusa.com/

    So I ask myself "Hmmm...what motivates APUGers?"

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    I, for one, despise "motivational" posters. I think that they would make great dartboards - but I'm just a cynic at heart. What does tend to motivate me though (at least from that list of 10), is the appreciation of my clients for the work I deliver and the effort I show in making their project work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobfowler
    I, for one, despise "motivational" posters. I think that they would make great dartboards - but I'm just a cynic at heart.
    Same for me. Motivation posters tend to become hollow propaganda. Only the Suits like them, but they can seldom walk the walk.

    Motivation towards what, Art? You kinda left your question dangling, not directed at anything specific.
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    I am with Bob and Alex, I always felt the motivational posters were a way for my boss to blow smoke up my a**, every time I saw one of those posters I told my boss I would be more motivated if I had a raise in salary. Of course people said I had a bad "atitude"......BTW I liked this one from www.despair.com

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    Growth


    If I can execute some form of expression that represents a marked
    technical, artistic or spiritual improvement over what's gone before.


    Communion


    If the making, showing or discussion of a work increases the bandwidth
    between myself and other like-minded individuals.


    Spirituality


    If the finger pointing at the moon really does have something to say
    about the moon.


    Consistency of vision and execution


    If the image in my head when I release the shutter either matches or at
    least is as pleasing as the final print.

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    Art,

    why did you leave out 'money'? - it seems one of the biggest motivating factors for the company that produces this sickening office horror - wow, as a European and self-employed non-office person, I just experienced another profound culture shock.

    Although I could think of some office people I'd love to send such posters to

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    Love.





    Michael
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    I agree with Jorge, especially about his former boss. I think I have a pointy-haired boss like the one in Dilbert who is in charge of the department. Okay, I have been known to tell my boss that I'd be motivated by more money too.

    I don't care for the motivational sayings, but the pictures are usually interesting.

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    I think that the motivational posters are used for administrators to feel good about themaselves..."See what I'm doing to motivate my people? I went and bought all of these pretty, and expensive, framed motivational posters"... All the while, thinking in the back of their head, "Now I don't have to actually motivate"...

    It's sheer laziness, IMHO"

    My motivation comes from wanting to produce, do, or be the best that I possibly can; so that I know that I did a good job. Everytime I hear a supervisor say "Good job!", I think, "Is he saying that because he thinks its good or is he trying to motivate me???"

    Peer feedback usually lets me know if I'm "in tune" with what's going on around me. I sometimes step (or jump) outside the box, just to see what my co workers reactions will be. Its fun and keeps them on they're toes, too.

    Excellence is its own reward.

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    Echhh. Corporate culture. Echhh.
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