Feeling Connected

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Port, Jonathan D.   (ASQ)   Beacon Quality Services LLC, Fort Collins, CO

Quality Progress    Vol. 46    No. 7
QICID: 36058    July 2013    pp. 16-20

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Article Abstract

According to this article, workplace motivation is achieved by tapping into the seven internal desires and drives of a person and connecting him or her to an objective. The article discusses each of these desires: to be heard and understood; to be affirmed; to be blessed (treated with honor and respect); to be safe; to be touched (connected with colleagues through genuine rapport); to be chosen (for one's skills, talents, work, and ability); and to be included (in the achievement of organizational goals).

Keywords

Leadership, Employee satisfaction, Workplace quality, Employee involvement (EI), Employee relations, Employee morale, Motivation


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