your total motivation factor
Total motivation is measured on a scale of -100 to 100. If your factor is positive, you have more direct motives than indirect ones. If your factor is negative, you have more indirect motives than direct ones.
These motives are directly connected to the work itself. They consistently lead to better adaptive performance.
You're motivated by the work itself. Play occurs when you engage in an activity simply because you enjoy it.
You're motivated by the direct outcome of the work. You may or may not enjoy the work you do, but you value its impact.
You do the work because it will indirectly lead to something you believe is important. For example, you may or may not find play or purpose in the work, but you believe it will lead to a more interesting job in the future.
These motives are no longer connected to the work itself. They consistently lead to worse performance.
You perform the work due to an emotional pressure like disappointment, guilt, or peer pressure. You're no longer working because you value the work itself.
You perform the work to gain a reward, or avoid a punishment.
You don't know why you're doing the activity. You're doing the work today because you did it yesterday.
The Motive Spectrum
This factor is generated using a formula that has been tested across thousands of participants. The formula is based on the demonstratable insight that why you work impacts how well you work. Use this factor as a reference point as you explore our content, and learn how to boost ToMo for yourself and your team.