How do we motivate people in business? …and how do we help them to learn and to gain competencies in high performance 21st century tasks?
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivators affect our learning outcomes differently when used for right or left brain problem solving.
To motivate creative and complicated problem solving and help professionals achieve the learning outcomes we need for business to succeed in the 21st century, we need to innovate our learning programs.
Training often needs to go beyond learning new policies and processes.
Data tells us that smart employees want to direct their own lives, they want to learn and grow, and they are motivated by purpose. Learning designers can only develop effective training programs if we use the right motivators in combination with authentic, real-world contexts so learners are engaged, retention is improved, and competency can be achieved.