Understanding Employee Motivation in the Workplace

Choosing candidates who fit the corporate culture

Laurence E. Sheehan,
The Cambridge Assessment Centre, Inc.

What are the motivations that professionals tend to be driven by? Does your corporate culture reward some and punish others?

Like it or not, you are in the people business. The difference between success and failure, is the people that you assemble to fill out ‘the team.’ The engine that drives the team is the motivation – more correctly stated, the motivations – of the individuals that comprise that team.

Motivations cause behaviors. And just like your children, you and your organization reward some behaviors and punish others.