Authentic motivation comes from your core values. Core values are traits or qualities that are not just worthwhile. Further, they represent an individual’s or an organization’s highest priorities. Moreover, the core values are also their deeply held beliefs and core fundamental driving forces. You must know the core values of an individual to be able to motivate them effectively.

Motivation is very crucial in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to know how to motivate employees. As a result, finding out their core values is the first step in motivating them.  How do employees prioritize values? Knowing the answer to this question can help managers understand and identify their values. Start by figuring out which of these 16 core values and motives is most important to them:

16 Core Values

  1. Curiosity
  2. Acceptance
  3. Order
  4. Physical Activity
  5. Honor
  6. Power
  7. Independence
  8. Social Contact
  9. Family
  10. Status
  11. Idealism 
  12. Vengeance 
  13. Romance
  14. Eating
  15. Saving
  16. Tranquility

Examples of Motivation Based on Values

If an employee is motivated by acceptance. Make an effort to make him or he feels included and important. Similarly, you can also reward someone with food or a free meal from a restaurant if they value eating so much. These are just some examples of how you can motivate someone based on their core values.

Differennt folks, different strokes. For this reason, there is no template to motivate someone. In order to. motivate someone you have to consider some factors. Especially the root or the core  values of the person.

“People act in ways that express their values [and] values predict behavior.” according to Psychology Today. Authentic motivation goes very deep. In addition, it is derived from a person’s core values and purpose. Find out what your motivation’s core values are now and successfully motivate them. 

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