Interest In Job Content

0 - Output Drive: Production, Goals, Efficiency: inner personal drive to pass mileposts, reach goals, and tally results. This is particularly valuable where supervision is minimal, but results relative to time are important. Once a project is started, completion is a strong objective.

Output drive: production, goals, efficiency requiring emphasis on individual performance, results, output, goals, quality, schedules, deadlines, results, and profit. This activity requires individual responsibility, discipline, dedication and efficiency. It may be very important where supervision is minimal (i.e., is the person a self-starter). Persons in such activity often perform best when paid by contract, commission or piece-work.

Once a high motivation indicates that this person has begun an activity, a priority (perhaps the highest) is to get it done, reach the goal, get a grade, produce a finished product, get the prize, etc. Self-satisfaction is tied directly to completed achievement. Pride is taken in setting the target, pace, and/or schedule for almost all activities. High motivation indicates that this person becomes frustrated, even stressed, when achievement is interrupted, terminated, rescheduled, or given a lower priority, thus delaying or preventing success in reaching the self-set or self-known goal. This is a major motivation or incentive common to self-employed persons, persons selling for commissions, and/or persons engaged in competitive activities.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person enjoys working at projects which are planned, scheduled, and completed. This indicates a preference to complete a project rather than leave it unfinished. But completion or achievement may be offset by switching to a project of higher priority and/or interest-with the hope that the uncompleted project may be done another day. What is not completed will probably be kept in mind until it is completed.
Low motivation indicates that this person does not like the pressure of working under deadlines-and "deadline" is the word that comes to mind when this person thinks or hears of plans, schedules, assignments, objectives, and/or goals. Low motivation indicates that this person needs and values leisure, flexibility, and opportunity (sometimes insisting on the right) to set and work at a self-pace. If others try to push for faster performance from this person, it could have the effect of slowing down progress even further.