Rally the Troops with Inner Fire

Many who thrive in the workplace are those bursting with drive and determination. These folks who are motivated by their jobs.

Every person who works have personal reasons for working. While most work for money, others work because they love their jobs and because experience a sense of fulfillment. Some work because they desire to aid others or to feel distinguished in a field. People work because they are motivated by certain reasons.

A core reason why people are driven to work is because of the earning potential. Money is a key factor in working. Money is also the motive why most people are inflamed to get degrees or intense training for their jobs. They seek to better themselves in their workplace to attain a higher pay. Compensation for work pays the bills, stocks the fridge, buys clothing for the kids and allows for people to enjoy leisure activities. When people receive commensurate pay for the work they do, they are more spurred to work harder and more efficiently. An employer who underestimates the power of money is making a grave mistake. Not fairly compensating an employee can mean losing that person to a high paying job. Money can motivate almost any employee to labor more efficiently.

Additionally, another reason why people spend nine hours or more a day at work is because they crave recognition for their performance. Without proper recognition, employees will slack off.

Recognition comes in many forms. In fact, after money, recognition is one of the main reasons why people search for advanced jobs. They desire to work for a company where they feel secure with their future and know that they have a chance for promotion. Employees want others that work with them to feel equally responsible and work just as hard. Most employees feel that fellow workers should be fired or suffer demotions if they do not work as hard as they do. The failure to discipline slacking employees results in severe office demotivation.

A further reason why people feel motivated to work is because they want their employer to recognize what is significant to them. Those who work desire flexibility in their itinerary and feel that if their employer cannot offer this, then they will look for alternatives. Workers want their supervisors to know that they have brilliant ideas too and they do not want to feel belittled about expressing their ideas. Employees also feel more driven when they feel comfy about talking to their supervisors even if it is a complaint. They will take comfort in knowing that they have sympathetic supervisors and can go to them when they need to express concerns at the workplace.

Employers can also boost morale and motivation among employees by sympathizing with unique employee needs. Some employees may feel that they want to be in control of their work environment. They don't feel inspired if they constantly have a supervisor looking over their shoulder and deconstructing their labor. Give workers their space and enough breathing room to stretch their creativity. They'll enjoy a sense of ownership over the output of their labors and reward you with passionate service.

Naturally, the best way to nurture motivation throughout the workplace is to provide an environment where all employees feel valued. It is necessary for supervisors to understand that each individual is different and is motivated for different reasons. They need to understand what each employee seeks and their reason for laboring. Find out these hot buttons and productivity will soar.

An expert at NLP and negotiation, Joseph R. Plazo, Ph.D conducts leadership executive coaching and helps people find great jobs in the Philippines.


A Military Wedding Complete With Military Wedding Cake Toppers

For many couples one of the great things about getting married today is the fact that they are no longer bound by the customs and traditions that ruled the arrangements for their parents' wedding, but are able to plan a wedding that very much suits their own personalities and lifestyles. But what about those couples who are planning a military wedding?

The basis of a military wedding is of course no different to any traditional white wedding in terms of the format of the wedding and the following reception, with a addition of some traditions that are peculiar to military weddings in general and to weddings from within individual corps or units in particular. This can make it somewhat more difficult to stamp your own personality on your wedding, but there are areas of the wedding, such as your wedding cake, where you can still be more than a little creative.

Whether it's a military wedding or not, there's nothing to say that you have to have a traditional circular white wedding cake. Nowadays cakes come in all flavors, shapes, sizes and colors and there's no reason at all why you shouldn't have your own military cake.

If the kids can have birthday cakes shaped like dinosaurs, then why shouldn't you have a wedding cake in the shape of an aircraft carrier or a Hercules? The problem of course is that your wedding cake needs to be very much a focal point of your reception and this means that it needs to have height – hence the tradition of building cakes into tiers. Your aircraft carrier may well be big enough to feed your assembled guests (and of course to put the bridge away in the freezer for the christening of your first child) but it will not have the dramatic effect that can only really be found by giving a cake height.

In most cases the answer is to choose a cake that you like in terms of flavor and color, but to stick with a fairly conventional shape (round, square, octagonal etc.) and to tier the cake in several layers to give you the required height. Then you can add the final personalization by finishing the cake off with one of the many military wedding cake toppers available today.

Here you could of course have your aircraft carrier or Hercules, but perhaps a safer, but no less personal, choice would be to have representations of yourselves complete with your chosen wedding dress and dress uniform.

The days of the cheap plastic replicas of the bride and groom are long gone and you can now have extremely realistic figures crafted which will match the bride's dress and bouquet, and even her hair, as well as dressing you in the correct uniform complete with badges of rank and medal ribbons. Military wedding cake toppers today have become quite an art.

For more information about wedding cake toppers please visit Talking Weddings today.