Consider your own experiences as an employee, and think of a time when you were highly motivated to perform well (e.g., a task, major project, or stage of career advancement). What factors do you see as contributing to this motivation? It is likely that an engaging task, a great boss or coworkers, or the potential for reward or advancement helped the experience you imagined stand out as particularly motivating.
Now, consider a time when you felt particularly demotivated. Did you feel your efforts were futile or that they would not be adequately recognized? Were the expectations placed on you unreasonable or unsupported by management?
How do you view the OD consultant’s role in improving employee motivation within an organization? As an OD consultant, you will likely bring change to an organization, and you should consider how these changes may potentially affect the motivation and performance of the employees.
Reflect on and post a response to the following questions: