Look who is talking about motivation!

Somebody asked me in an interview, “As a team lead, how would you motivate your team members to work? – as longer projects seem to cause a negative impact on the productivity of a team”.
”By shoving a superheated iron fist up their ass, coz they need to WORK to earn their bread”, I replied (rather, i wished i had replied this statement to put an end to the misery that interview was causing me).
However, i managed to utter these words as the answer: “By leading from the front and giving them a sense of hope when things are not going their way.. and not to keep them in darkness… <AND BLAH BLAH BLAH>… "

During that session, I was being hypocrite… I was talking of motivating a team while sitting in a job interview! – i felt disgusted. Look o people, I am at a job interview, trying to find my sweet escape from the place where I work and the team leader turning his back on his team whose example he was quoting while talking about team motivation… ugh!

Where did my motivation go?

My motivation towards this job is no-more, *thunder* *lightening*. it is deceased… it didn’t die of a heart attack but rather faded away with the passage of time… Like a cancer, my motivation was eaten up by crappy work, lack of money and the sense of inequality when i see my fellow people doing much better (and earning much better) and other reasons that i dont remember right now.

What difference did it make?

My attitude towards work changed, I now take work not so seriously as i know whatever i am doing isn’t going to make sense at the end of the day… like a broken arrow we and our work will lie and nobody will ever bother to look down at us.
Besides a non-serious attitude work, i dont think i have let my productivity go any further… Me and my team is still indulged in work and if you ask me i have been able to concentrate on my team’s work more than i concentrate on mine and that resulted in more productivity in terms of deliverables and i now respond to them on an urgent basis. Isn’t that a shocker? my lack of motivation resulted in more productivity of fellow team members… nice! In that case I should be a non-motivated CEO (and imagine the wonders i could create in that position)

So, here i am de-motivated from my current work… looking to find an exit and wishing that i find it early before my manager points me towards the exit door… Les see how it goes from here.


P.S: after returning from that interview, i did follow the rule of shoving the iron fist and got one of the team member into admitting that he has never done this much work for quite some time :)

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One Response to “Look who is talking about motivation!”

Asad Malik March 5th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

My You find your next good job soon… Otherwise i think take some rest when they kick you ass from office because of your non serious attitude towords work…

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