How a level of independence in a role impacts motivation

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Consistent people always behave in the same way, treating people around them with consistent attitudes, and adhering to the same principles and views.

Over time patterns emerge and expectations are formed for future behavior, i.e. if an employee arrives early to work every day, then they are deemed to be punctual, and if they show up late it may create uncertainty or confusion.

In the workplace, people may exhibit consistent behavior, acting in the same consistent manner and delivering efforts at the same level over time. Showing a consistent level of commitment to work and to achieve the same level of success

What does a higher score mean?

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You are very consistent in what you do and believe, and enjoy a workplace with established policies and procedures to ensure consistency in the workplace. If you are consistently good at your role, then you will achieve your goals but there may be increased pressure to maintain that level of consistency over time and this can create stress.

What does a lower score mean?

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You enjoy flexibility and spontaneity are not consistent in your behavior or views. Consistency is your antithesis.

To nurture your Consistency:

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Being held accountable and increasing focus on goals can help increase consistent behavior. Attach KPIs to role deliverables to ensure required consistency is rewarded. Stay organized and increase scheduling of priority activities to encourage consistent behavior.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you break down your goals to smaller consistent pieces?
  • Are you an organized person?
  • Do you maintain a consistent schedule at work?
  • Are you able to keep the big picture in mind while delivering the smaller pieces?
  • Do you have clear responsibilities to help you manage your daily schedule?
  • Can you create a consistent schedule outside of work?

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