Together We Achieve More
Motivation is the key word in sharing information. But how do you keep yourself and others motivated?
Motivation 1: be valuable to others
An important motivator is to share information valuable to another e.g.:
- sharing an article about a new medicin against hay fever with a relative who continuously sneezes each spring
- forwarding an ad of the new Tesla to a friend who's interesting in electric cars
- an accountant who shares a tax law update with its followers on Linkedin
- sharing that hilarious video of a dancing cat with all your Facebook friends
Motivation 2: manifestation
The second motivator to share is the need of people to manifest themselve, in order to show the world who they are and what they stand for. Information you share with your network says a lot about who you are. Or at least how you would like others to see you.
Motivation 3: cultivate relationships
A strong motivation is our need to belong to a group of like-minded people. By sharing information with people around you, you indicate that you care about them. It's a way to cultivate your current relationships and also the best way to make new contacts.
Motivation 4: getting appreciation
Appreciation is a strong motivator for most people. When we share valuable information with third parties we expect appreciation in return. And if we get that appreciation, we enjoy it and gives us a feeling that we really matter.
Motivation 5: improve the world
Thanks to social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and so on, people nowadays are in a much better position than before to express their opinion and having more influence in certain matters.