Having had a very positive and enlightening Motivational map of myself carried out, I asked Nick Ratcliffe of Partners in Motivation to provide a Talent Management assessment for a key member of my staff.

The results were stunning and made immediate sense. Whilst stumbling almost randomly on a decent motivating strategy some years ago, the Map explained the reasons why this had worked. In addition, a couple of fears were allayed and 2 new areas of positive motivation identified. In just 10 minutes I felt I understood the core motivations for this member of staff better than I have done in 4 years.

Kevin Alexander, Managing Director, Livingstone Solutions Ltd

I have recently completed the on-line diagnostic tool and was delighted when I received my personal motivation map. I was not surprised to find that I was highly motivated in my present job role and found it really useful to have a kinaesthetic chart to highlight the motivational triggers. It was like having a thought scan. The results suggested that my primary motivator is “The searcher” and secondary “The Spirit”. The whole experience was enlightening; I was able to understand my thought process and it gave me a clear image of self, highlighted personal values and provided the affirmation needed to continue with my chosen career.

Thanks to you, it seems that "I am on the right track baby!"

Jo Wilson, Race Equality Development Officer & Youth Adviser

Thank you for giving me the opportunity of completing the personally profiled motivational map. I found the results interesting and insightful. I am confident that the results of the work you have done will significantly enhance my personal focus and help me to grow my business in a way that I will find more personally rewarding.

I also believe that using your expertise will help me enormously with the recruitment of new staff and enhance my business development due your help through the staff selection process.

I have no hesitation in recommending your services.

Simon Palmer, Director, PLS Financial Services Limited.

Motivation and Success are linked you never get one without the other so to be able to understand what truly motivates yourself and your team to help you achieve the success that you deserve is key.

Nicks Motivational Mapping tool is invaluable in helping people to identify their prime motivators.

After taking the simple test myself I found the results to be incredibly accurate and they have given me a real insight into my own motivation and also the prime motivators of the key leaders in my team.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this fabulous tool.

Chris Williams, Inspirational Educator

There as been a raft of changes in my organisation (NHS) which have impacted greatly upon me, my team and our service (mental Health). I have been acutely aware that I have been struggling to not only motivate my team but motivate myself. I have spent hours trying to be upbeat and smiley to portray an image of “how well we are doing”. No one, including myself, as been convinced and some are now resigned to the fact that they are powerless and should just do enough to get by or just go sick. To be honest I felt for my staff and despite my attempts to cheer them on, I soon began using their language, e.g. what’s the point, who care’s, does it matter etc. I have even spent time working out how many days to my retirement, minus days off, minus annual leave and throw in a bit of sick time to try and ascertain just how many days I need to “suffer” before I can escape. This is not fair on me (or my family), my team, and the service users and in fact to the tax payer who expects me to work hard for my pay. Something needed to be done.

I completed my motivational map which was enlightening. I had always thought I was self aware and understood my drivers, but boy was I wrong. The three identified drivers with accompanying explanations and a telephone consultation with Nick and it all made perfect sense. I could see why twelve months ago I was happily working extra hours to produce a service specification and implement changes to established practices and systems; it was because of my need for creativity (design the service), the need for meaning (improved patient care, staff satisfaction in their new roles) and I could do all of this within my current role without jeopardising my security.

My grand design as been corrupted by decisions made from above, financial changes and at the time of writing this we are facing large financial cut backs and even the possibility of redundancy. So why do I feel “up for the challenge”? Easy: I know now what excites me and although I still need to be involved in performance targets etc, which do nothing for me (motivation wise) I do understand there worth but I am investing my time into innovation and creative use of what resources I have. As a part of my renewed self, I am planning for all of my team, including my senior manager to complete their own motivational map, then spend some time with Nick to review the results and then Nick and I will lead a fun afternoon with my team exploring personal motivation, and team motivation. After this I will be able to manage and motivate staff members on a much more personal level, “stroking” their drivers rather than just a mandatory process we must comply with. The end result should be a staff team motivated to achieve and individuals who feel valued, empowered and wanting to work.

Mark Ratcliffe, Mental Health and Well Being Team Coordinator, NHS

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