Employee Motivation Theory of Flow

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Employee Motivation Theory of Flow
by @ rezawismail

When the job enjoyable, life seemed good, when the work is considered an obligation, like a life of slavery. -Maxim Gorky

We’ve all experienced times when running without realizing it. This usually happens when we do something we like. Concentrate the mind becomes very focused. No boredom, only personal pleasure. We become oblivious of self. Vigorous activity and motivation.

Psychological condition is called ‘flow’ or flow. Other terms are fiery, prime focus, concentration, centralized, in the zone, present, in the moment, groove, in tune, and others.

Flow theory, the concept put forward by a psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

And if a person works in a state of flow is then he will be very excited and full concentration to the job he was doing. Trust himself to be increased to maximum and fully motivated to achieve goals.

The characteristics of an employee or anyone who is experiencing flow is that he loses self-consciousness and more attention to his actions.

Measurement of time becomes distorted, so forget the time. It could even forgot to eat because they do not feel hungry or tired.

In the theory of flow , a very high motivation to work is usually achieved when the job is done quite challenging but still dominated by expertise. And was quite enjoyable for those who do.

Metaphor of flow is flowing along the flow, for example, we can observe the artists who are creating works of art; painter, sculptor, singer, novelist, musician and dancer who was performing or the athletes in action, athletes who compete, gamers who playvideogame , scientists are busy researching, and an employee who lost in their activities.

Writing blog 100motivasi this instance, took me to the flow condition in which I enjoy writing activities up to three hours seemed like only a few minutes.

I feel very excited when made in writing will result http://100motivasi.wordpress.com/ and satisfied that I was motivated to write again and again.

Work is performed in conditions of flow is psychologically motivated. Morale is high with the maximum attention.

However, the flow can not be enforced because it should happen naturally.

Several factors can trigger the condition of flow is: a work goal or purpose clear, focused and structured. Workers have the skills and knowledge to do their job well.

Next is the task or activity that is done has a feedback that can be immediately responded. That is, the adjustment measures can and should be done in order to achieve the best performance. There are many opportunities and flexibility to anticipate in the process of achieving work objectives.

And most importantly, that the challenges facing could be resolved by capabilities. If the challenge is less, a person will experience boredom or it could be apathetic. If the challenge is too difficult but less ability to be able to bring anxiety or stress .

Characteristics that need to be instilled within employees who need to be motivated to experience flow are: improving competence and curiosity (curiosity) to improve, strengthen the spirit of tenacity and work from within, avoiding the delay and immediately execute a plan of action, and a thirst for achievement .

Environment and work culture needs to be organized in order to support the creation of conditions of flow and growth in employee productivity. The leaders or managers in the company should provide guidance goals / objectives clear with its working procedures, monitoring the achievement of specific indicators on a regular basis, affect the work team to be more effective and efficient.

The results obtained from the condition of flow is increased motivation and mastery of the work, to concentrate and focus to maximize achievement, self-optimization of the potential and the maximum productivity, job satisfaction and overall a more positive emotions.

Employees who are in a state of flow at work will become more enthusiastic in his work, loyal to his company, produces contribution quality, and be very productive but still feel satisfied / happy that employee motivation is maintained.

Follow the blog 100motivasi for employee motivation tips or techniques improve employee morale by using the theory of flow in specific, measurable, and can be successful!

See also: ERG Theory Alderfer Motivation: Growth Existence-Relatednes- Motivation Techniques: Theory of Needs McClelland’s Theory of Motivation: Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Motivation Techniques Douglas McGregor: Theory X, Y, and Z

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Ketika pekerjaan dinikmati, hidup serasa menyenangkan; ketika kerja dianggap kewajiban, kehidupan seperti perbudakan. -Maxim Gorky

Kita semua pernah mengalami saat waktu berlari tanpa disadari. Hal ini biasanya terjadi ketika kita mengerjakan sesuatu yang kita sukai. Pikiran menjadi sangat fokus berkonsentrasi. Tiada kebosanan, yang ada hanya kesenangan pribadi. Kita menjadi lupa diri. Beraktivitas penuh semangat dan motivasi.

Kondisi ini secara psikologi disebut ‘flow’ atau mengalir. Istilah lainnya adalah berapi-api, fokus prima, konsentrasi penuh, terpusat, in the zone, present, in the moment, groove, in tune, dan lain-lain.

Teori flow ini, konsepnya dikemukakan oleh seorang psikolog bernama Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Dan jika seseorang bekerja di dalam keadaan flow ini maka dia akan sangat bersemangat dan konsentrasi penuh dengan pekerjaan yang sedang dilakukannya. Kepercayaan dirinya menjadi meningkat secara maksimal dan termotivasi penuh untuk meraih tujuan.

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