The ComColors model distinguishes between:
- motivation that comes from what we are doing, and
- motivation that comes from how we go about doing something.
These two types of motivation complement each other and allow us to understand why certain activities motivate us, and why we don't all approach these activities in the same way.
In a commercial setting, understanding these two types of motivation means that employees can be motivated on two levels, or, if necessary, only on one level, if there are time constraints. If managers are aware of what motivates their individual employees, their teams will be more energetic and will collaborate better.