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Feel-Good Messaging Won’t Always Motivate Your Employees

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Feel-Good Messaging Won’t Always Motivate Your Employees

The idea that your actions at work contribute to the betterment of society — to help protect the environment, end poverty, or promote social justice — is an inspiring one.

Recent research suggests that it can be a powerful motivator too.

Indeed, the once-monolithic view of financial incentives as the way to motivate employees has been challenged by a wave of studies showing that linking people’s work to prosocial causes can motivate people in ways that transcend their paycheck or bonus.

Employees want to see themselves as good people and work on behalf of organizations that positively […]

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