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Motivating Employees - There are people who live alone that...

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There are people who live alone that do puzzles with no benefit other than personal satisfaction. No bragging rights attach. The urge to do this stems from the individual's personality, character and life history. This is an example of intrinsic motivation. In contrast to this is the conscripted soldier who shines his boots, stands to attention and endures route marches. He does this because he'll be punished if he doesn't. This is an example of extrinsic motivation. Sometimes and it all depends on if the employee is worth motivating or you should fire the person and start over. I always believed managers can fuel motivation, but they cannot create it. If a person isn't motivated to do something to begin with, then rarely can a manager get them to do a job that is not satisfactory. If an employee is useless, a good manager must act in the best interest of his/her job and let them go. This is life. Really busy managers won't have the time to "motivate" a worker while he/she has billions of responsibilities and many other employees to look after. Besides, a good
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