better than cup cakes

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Good ol’ fashion home baking back at my brother’s place, captured on the iPad, edited in Instagram, and shared via WordPress for iPad.

With tools like these for online work it makes the whole process a pleasure and the creative process feels more like playing entertaining games.

So how do you create that same feeling at work when the creativity of the team is key to success?

When looking for ways to keep up the motivation move from the typical extrinsic reward approach – the cup cake – to an approach that addresses the individual, intrinsic needs of your team.

This means knowing your team on a deeper level, understanding what makes them tick, understanding what part of the big picture you are jointly working towards they feel best about.

We spend so much time at work we need to make sure we offer everyone the chance to do what they love doing for as much of the time as possible.

That way motivation takes care of itself, as the work itself becomes the motivation.

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