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TM Q3 2022 – Motivation and Engagement

Without a clear goal, it can be difficult to move forward.  Without a strong sense of direction, you may find yourself wandering aimlessly and taking inadvertent detours.  In order to grow and develop efficiently, it’s important to know what you want out of your role.  

Truvelop Tip: Tap into Your Potential 

Each role has unique responsibilities and contributes something unique to the organization.  How can you get the most out of your employment experience and gain the skills that will help propel your career forward? If you can identify your next steps or where you want to be in a year or 5 years, you may be able to put together a strategy that will allow you to perform at your best and develop in a way that best serves your personal and professional goals.   

Map Your Path Forward: Truvelop’s IDP guides help you identify where you see yourself in the future and maps out how to get there.  We recommend completing and updating these guides at least once a year, as your progress, goals, or path may change. Once you’ve completed the guides, respond to a Development Planning Spark initiated by your Manager to get on the same page about what you want out of your experience at your organization.  

Share Your “Why”: When you complete your IDP, there’s a section that asks you to reflect on your “why.”  This could include anything that is driving you to come to work and give it your all.  Is it to support your family at home?  Are you trying to get to the next step to further your career?  Are you saving up for a big vacation?  Whatever your “why” is, share it with your Manager so they can advocate for your experience and make sure that your current role is going to best aid you towards achieving your “why.”  

Implement Learning Takeaways: Once you’ve completed a project, or you’re coming to the end of a performance period, complete the Growth Mindset Reflection Guide.  This guide will prompt you to reflect on what went well, what you learned, and what you want to do differently going forward.  By taking the time to identify your learning takeaways, you can streamline your growth by focusing your energy on the areas that can have the greatest impact on your performance development.  

Here at Truvelop, we strive to make work inspirational.  People want to feel a strong sense of purpose, know that their work matters, and believe that they are making a difference. As a result, they will be more engaged and more likely to perform at their best.  We aren’t mind readers, so we don’t know what inspires you, but if you can take the time to reflect on your motivators and demotivators, then we believe that you can tap into your potential and create the best possible employee experience.   

Without a clear goal, it can be difficult to move forward.  Without a strong sense of direction, you may find yourself wandering aimlessly and taking inadvertent detours.  In order to grow and develop efficiently, it’s important to know what you want out of your role.  

Truvelop Tip: Tap into Your Potential 

Each role has unique responsibilities and contributes something unique to the organization.  How can you get the most out of your employment experience and gain the skills that will help propel your career forward? If you can identify your next steps or where you want to be in a year or 5 years, you may be able to put together a strategy that will allow you to perform at your best and develop in a way that best serves your personal and professional goals.   

Map Your Path Forward: Truvelop’s IDP guides help you identify where you see yourself in the future and maps out how to get there.  We recommend completing and updating these guides at least once a year, as your progress, goals, or path may change. Once you’ve completed the guides, respond to a Development Planning Spark initiated by your Manager to get on the same page about what you want out of your experience at your organization.  

Share Your “Why”: When you complete your IDP, there’s a section that asks you to reflect on your “why.”  This could include anything that is driving you to come to work and give it your all.  Is it to support your family at home?  Are you trying to get to the next step to further your career?  Are you saving up for a big vacation?  Whatever your “why” is, share it with your Manager so they can advocate for your experience and make sure that your current role is going to best aid you towards achieving your “why.”  

Implement Learning Takeaways: Once you’ve completed a project, or you’re coming to the end of a performance period, complete the Growth Mindset Reflection Guide.  This guide will prompt you to reflect on what went well, what you learned, and what you want to do differently going forward.  By taking the time to identify your learning takeaways, you can streamline your growth by focusing your energy on the areas that can have the greatest impact on your performance development.  

Here at Truvelop, we strive to make work inspirational.  People want to feel a strong sense of purpose, know that their work matters, and believe that they are making a difference. As a result, they will be more engaged and more likely to perform at their best.  We aren’t mind readers, so we don’t know what inspires you, but if you can take the time to reflect on your motivators and demotivators, then we believe that you can tap into your potential and create the best possible employee experience.  

Hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year! Let’s take some time to reflect on the last six months.   

  • Have you made any progress toward the goals you set at the start of the year? 
  • What has been going well? 
  • Is there anything that has been standing in your way? 
  • What do you want to do differently going forward? 

Truvelop Tip: Control the Controllable

Last month we talked about how you can advocate for your experience.  This month, we’re taking that idea a step further.  You have the ability to be an autonomous driver of your own development, but what does that actually look like?  Are you feeling a little lost about where you want to take your career? Are you feeling demotivated? Not sure how to navigate a development conversation? You won’t be able to control everything about your environment, but Truvelop can help you develop your autonomy and control the controllable.  

Career Planning: Without a sense of direction, it can be hard to develop your career forward.  Complete one of Truvelop’s IDP guides to start planning out your future.  These guides also help you to communicate your plans with your Manager, ensuring that you both are on the same page.  Once you’ve set a direction, check out Goal-Setting to set some performance goals for the remainder of the year to help you stay focused and engaged.  

Building Motivation: We’ve all had periods of low engagement and motivation.  However, there are ways to build a stronger foundation that will allow us to stay more motivated, and more consistent.  Check out our resource on Building Motivation and Engagement to learn more about how you can develop your intrinsic motivation.   

Driving Development Conversations: Did you know that Truvelop breaks down each Evaluation summary in the Employee Resource Center? In What’s Next, you can take a deeper dive to understand how you’re currently performing, why that’s important, and what some actionable next steps are for you to take.  There are reflection questions and suggested topics to cover the next time you meet with your Manager, equipping you with the guidance to be an active driver of your development.  

Growth starts with YOU! By taking initiative and staying proactive, you can control the controllable.  You can drive your growth by being an autonomous and active participant in your development journey. What steps will you take today to ensure that you have the best possible employee experience? 

Inspiration of the week…

Want to learn how to set smarter goals? And understand science-based strategies to help you achieve them? Check out this podcast on The Science of Motivation with Dr. Ayelet Fishbach hosted by Dr. Maya Shankar. 

Updated on October 30, 2023

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