In this video, Jodi Glickman lays out a logical case for making people love you at work. She explores how working for people we love, intrinsically motivates us to do our best work.
- Have you ever worked for a boss you loved? How about a jerk? Have you ever worked for a jerk? Who did you do better work for? The boss you loved, of course. We all do better work for a boss we love, 'cause you're intrinsically motivated. You care about what they think, you want to do good work for them, it helps your cause. Anyone who's ever worked for someone that you really care about, someone you trust, admire, respect, you'll do anything and everything for them.
And the jerk? You're just trying to get the work done, right? Get it off your plate, do what you can do, go home. But if you'll do better work for a boss you love, then it goes without saying that if you're the person I love at work, I'll do anything and everything in my power to help you succeed, I will give you a great opportunity abroad, or I'll put you on a high profile deal, or introduce you to some of my colleagues, who would be great connections for you.
I'll pay you well, I'll promote you, if you screw up, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. If I love you, I will do anything and everything to help you succeed, and so what you need to do at work is figure out how to make me love you. Whether I'm your boss, your client or your colleague. 'cause if I love you, I will do anything and everything to help you succeed.
- Exploring the benefits of working for people you love
- Reaping the benefits of making people love you
- Incorporating generosity into your everyday life
- Demonstrating initiative at work
- Maintaining forward momentum
- Remaining transparent even when things go wrong