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Motivation, ability, competence and attitude provide the ingredients for job success. The Motivation Questionnaire (MQ) is designed to help you understand and explore the conditions that will tend to increase or reduce your enthusiasm and motivation at work. The MQ questionnaire also looks at how far these exist in your current job. This report describes your job motivation profile or style against twenty dimensions covering five motivation factors - Drive, Control, Challenge, Relationships and Rewards. Please bear the following points in mind as you consider the results from your assessment. Your profile is based on what you have said about yourself through your responses to the questionnaire so that what we are measuring here is your own perception of what you are like and what you find motivating. The results can be affected by your strategy for answering the questionnaire - whether this was conscious or unconscious - for example, whether you were very frank or whether you felt under pressure to convey a particular impression of what motivates you. We present your results in one of three categories for each motivation area by comparing your responses against the responses of thousands of other people who have completed the questionnaire. Remember that this assessment is intended to help you clarify your view of yourself and help you to develop and achieve personal growth. If you do not recognize yourself in the following pages, check what other people think by taking views from bosses, peers and direct reports. The report provides a way of analyzing how your motivation style along with your personality and abilities may be influencing your current job performance. Use the results alongside your organization's competency framework to identify your strengths and areas where further development would improve your performance. In deciding where to put your development efforts, focus on one or two areas that are likely to have the biggest impact on your work performance. Set yourself specific learning goals for these development areas.
May 10, 2004
The Drive factor covers four personality dimensions that can increase or reduce a person's motivation at work - Activity, Achievement, Competition and Fear of Failure. The Activity scale assesses how far being on the go and being busy all the time is important to you. The Achievement scale measures whether you are looking for a job that is testing, demanding and challenging. The Competition scale considers whether you are the type of person that thrives in a competitive environment where you have to put yourself forward to get your way and to get on in the organization. The Fear of Failure scale indicates whether you are motivated or demotivated by the possibility of screwing up in front of other people. • Activity You find that having a lot to do, being on the go and staying busy all the time increases your motivation to work. Your current job has busy and quiet periods but keeps you occupied a good deal of the time. Motivational Quote #1 And what is a man without energy? Nothing - nothing at all. - Mark Twain
• Achievement Your preference is for a job that has testing job objectives, demanding responsibilities and constantly provides new challenges. Your current job appears to have a moderate degree of responsibility and challenge in it. Motivational Quote #2 The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. - Harold Taylor
• Competition You have indicated that having to compete against others to get on does not really affect your motivation. The culture of your current organization provides a...
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