6 Major Theories of Motivation


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Last year I adapted Fred Nickols’ research on the major theories of motivation as they applied to recognition. Fred has been helping improve the performance of people, processes and organizations for many years.

My theory of motivation was deeply influenced by the 15 years I spent working and traveling with Dr. Ken Blanchard.

Obviously there is a big difference between theory and practice.

The reason I like Fred’s work is because he takes complex ideas and makes them visual. Research, and my experience, has proven that 83% of what we learn, we learn visually.

If you check out Fred’s work you will see that he takes a visual approach to organizational development.

For more visual reinforcement to help you practice, follow up, reinforce and recognize your theory, please see the info graphic below:


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Republished with author's permission from original post.

Peter Psichogios
Peter Psichogios is the President of CSI International Performance Group whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining CSI International Peter served as an executive member of one of the largest Instructional System Association companies in the world. In this capacity, he led all the front-end analysis and worked directly with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Peter has been fortunate to work with the who's who of the Fortune 500, helping them deliver innovative learning, engagement and recognition solutions.


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