Creating motivating performance indicators
How do we design motivating performance indicators? Based on Daniel H. Pink’s three factors for motivation, you can explore whether your organisation's performance metrics instil motivation and create the right incentives for your employees.
In his best-selling book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink defines motivation as the product of three factors: autonomy, mastery and purpose.
Translated into a business environment, this means that people tend to be motivated when:
Based on Pink’s factors for motivation, good performance metrics should take each of the three elements into account.
If you want to create motivating performance indicators, you should ask yourself the following for each performance indicator in the organisation’s performance management system:
By answering these questions, you will make it clear whether your organisation's performance metrics instil motivation and create the right incentives for the employees to act on.
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