5 Drivers of Human effort


I was lucky enough to attend a session with Professor Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe and wanted to share some of my notes.
5 Drivers of Human Effort

1. Meaning – work life must have purpose, managers need to help their employees understand the why in what they do.

2. Autonomy – Managers need to allow their employees the discretion to make decisions without having to gain their managers permission.

3. Mastery – competence builds confidence and research has shown that confident employees will be more ambitious in what they can achieve. This should be nurtured by effect reviews and support from their managers.

4. Appreciation – how often do managers geniuinely thank their employees for the effort they put in?

5. Social Support – managers need to build a culture where it is ok to say ‘I am not coping…I have messed up’ this needs to be followed up with support e.g. Talking through the stages of a task to identify where things went wrong so it becomes a learning experienced.
What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

5 ways Managers strip meaning from employees

5 ways Managers strip meaning from employees. I was lucky enough to attend a session with Professor Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe and wanted to share some of my notes.

1. Managers not soliciting ideas from employees or not acting on the ideas put forward. 

2. Micromanagement or command and control behaviour 

3. Cynisism and negative – ‘we tried that before it never worked’ etc

4. Fear culture where mistakes or not coping is seen as a weakness to be exploited

5. Not communicating regularly and freely

Interested to hear your views on how managers strip meaning from employees. Please use the comment box below.

The definition of Hell for MBTI Types

Re blogged from The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs PersonalityType  Heidi Priebe

They say that one man’s heaven is another man’s hell and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the sixteen Myers-Briggs Personality Types. Each one is inspired, enraged and absolutely tortured by something slightly different. Here’s the destiny that would psychologically destroy each Myers-Briggs Personality type.

ESTJ – An incredibly impractical person is put in charge of all of your major life decisions. You have to do whatever they say and are powerless to argue or reason with them.

INFP – Your deepest thoughts and feelings are exposed to a large audience and everyone thinks that you’re pathetic and unoriginal.

INTJ – Every time you open your mouth to say something intelligent, something entirely idiotic comes out instead.

ESFJ – Someone you love is in dire need of practical help and you can’t give it to them. Worse yet, they think you’re refusing to help them out of pettiness and they’re mad at you.

ESFP – You are stuck in a room by yourself for the rest of eternity.

ISTP – The Zombie apocalypse happens but you’re suddenly the world’s weakest fighter and must depend solely on your loved ones to keep you alive.

ENFP – Every minute of the rest of your life has been scheduled for you – and it’s a long series of arbitrary, solitary tasks.

ISFP – You have to listen to rude people criticizing your personal choices, your appearance and your art form all day long. Nobody cares that they’re hurting your feelings.

ENFJ – Your loved ones are in dire need of guidance but every piece of advice you gives them inadvertently makes things worse for them.

ISFJ – Everyone you love is yelling at each other and it’s all your fault.

ISTJ – You are expected to complete a highly esteemed project with absolutely no guidance as to what’s expected of you.

INFJ – You are eternally damned to working for a morally corrupt company that aims to exploit the weak and generally degrade conditions for all of society.

ESTP – You are completely paralyzed, lacking even the ability to speak.

ENTP – Freedom of speech is revoked from the constitution. Voicing your opinion in any way is now illegal.

INTP – You are eternally condemned to researching an extremely vapid topic using wildly inaccurate methods, mostly involving interviewing people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

ENTJ – Somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people! You can’t do anything about it and will have to obey whatever inefficient policies they decide to implement.


Star Wars -MBTI

As a life long fan of Star Wars and MBTI step 2 qualified Practitioner this gave me a chuckle

I always wanted to be Hans Solo turns out I am more Luke Skywalker!

The highly unscientific and invalid test is here. May the force be with you.