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What Makes Us Feel Good About Work? 

You may well enjoy watching this TED Talk. To Implement these talks are great. They are an entertaining and informative way to learn about vital research without working your way through all the scientific papers to distil the essence. 
Below is a summary of Dan Ariely’s talk (Dan is a behavioural economist) which may help you decide to click through and watch it (the link is written below if you prefer to type it into your browser). 
"Believing that their work has purpose, no matter how small, energises people" 


The assumption that people work only for their pay packet or salary is false. In fact, “meaning, creation, challenges, ownership, identity [and] pride” are great motivators. 
Believing that their work has purpose, no matter how small, energises people, whereas a perception of futility saps their commitment and productivity. 
When terminating a project early, a smart CEO will strive to find other ways to use or acknowledge a team’s accumulated work and input. 
Receiving even brief acknowledgement helps people stay motivated. Conversely, ignoring someone’s work is just as demotivating as destroying it. 
Being challenged increases worker satisfaction and their sense of ownership. 

Transformation Project Design 

At Implement we have found that when we design transformation projects with these principles at the forefront of our minds then we can achieve ever higher ambitions. When people are engaged and working in very challenging projects, far from complaining of an unbearable workload, they are moved to sustained effort of which they can be proud. 
Can you imagine now walking around your business and asking your hard working people if they are enjoying themselves? Would you be happy with their answers? 
Implement may be able to help you identify opportunities you suspect are there. If we can’t then it will cost you nothing (for details see the Unique Implement Guarantee) and you may have a lot to gain. We are always curious about how to make things better, faster and cheaper. 
TED Talk from Dan Ariely 
We have experience in all sectors and functional areas 
of business. We have been lucky to work with some of the most talented leaders and managers in the UK. Some of their experience along with ours has helped develop these articles. 
Our focus is typically in operational areas of business and our successes include: 
Cycle Time Reduction 
Cost Reduction 
Rework Reduction 
Error and Checking Elimination 
Throughput Improvement 
Productivity Enhancement 
Improved Client Communications 
However these cannot be successfully delivered without the strategic, behavioural and cultural elements present in all organisations. 
Please call us on 020 7739 6565 to discuss how we can help you or click here to complete a contact form. 
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