To Perform Better, Focus on Learning, not Results

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 24, 2018

Professionals at a table, interactingConcentrating on improving our knowledge — and encouraging others to do the same — increases our motivation, writes Harvard’s Francesca Gino. And that additional motivation sets off a cascade of positive results, including better performance on the job. Setting specific performance targets, meanwhile, has the opposite effect, leading to diminished results. When learning is presented as a prime goal, employees feel free to be curious. And that curiosity pays dividends for companies and workers alike. • Here’s what people are saying.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.