May 20, 2024

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

UMW College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s weekly column in The Free Lance-Star discusses how SHOWING APPRECIATION MATTERS.

ADAM GRANT, author of the bestselling book “Give and Take,” says, “A sense of appreciation is the single most sustainable motivator at work.”

The key word in that sentence is “sustainable.”

In psychology, we talk about extrinsic and intrinsic motivators. Extrinsic motivators include things like salary, benefits, titles, and appreciation. Intrinsic motivators are internal to the person and include work ethic and pride. Read more.