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1The Impact of Intrinsic MotivationShanna ShermanWalden University
2The Impact of Intrinsic MotivationNurse managers must be able to support an environment that encourages behaviors conducive to a positive culture that stimulates satisfaction, engagement, and success within the organization (Muha & Manion, 2010). Intrinsic motivation is what drives an individual without any obvious external rewards. Internal rewards will vary from person to person and include elements such as meaningful purpose, autonomy, self-growth and development, and healthy relationships (Manion, 2011). When intrinsic motivation energizes an individual, they are more likely to remain engaged and committed to the organization they work for. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a positive and negative work situation and which intrinsic motivators were involved. This discussion will also identify how a nurse manager can implement department-wide changes that would create an environment that engages staff with intrinsic motivatorsPeriod of Professional FulfillmentProfessional fulfillment is a necessary component of work satisfaction and requires an employee to feel a sense of reward and happiness in the job they perform on a day-to-day basis. One example where the author experienced a period of professional fulfillment was when she worked with another co-worker on the creation of a tethered cord release (TCR) road map for families to use during their child’s inpatient stay after a TCR procedure. Families were told before their child’s procedure that the length of their stay was determined by their child’s progress. It was oftentimes difficult for parents to understand the goals that their child had to reach before they could discharge. The creation of the TCR road map gave parents a visual aid so they were able to better predict their child’s progress. Each time their child meets a goal, a
3sticker or magnet is placed on the road map so the parents can follow their child’s road map to recovery.

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