fenews: A better understanding of motivation is the key to a happier, and more productive, workplaceMarch 24, 2021 by Lemos Kelly

April 13, 2020 / By Richard Ryan

Professor Richard Ryan, one of the world’s leading researchers on human motivation and the co-developer of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), writes in this fenews article that he believes the secret to a happier and more engaged workforce lies in understanding what really motivates us.   

Why does motivation matter in the workplace? Simply put, fostering a culture where employees have clear career goals - and are motivated to achieve those goals - is critical for any company to retain and attract great talent. Employees are holding their employers to a higher standard, and if they don’t feel valued in their place of work or feel their career growth is being stunted, the outcome is predictable: they will leave.