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Brittney Acevedo Job performance is viewed as a function of three factors and is expressed with the equation performance equals motivation times ability times environment. Motivation is defined as the desire to achieve a goal or a certain performance level, leading to goal-directed behavior. Ability—or having the skills and knowledge required to perform the job—is also important and is sometimes the key determinant of effectiveness. Finally, environmental factors such as having the resources, information, and support one needs to perform well are critical to determine performance. The earliest studies of motivation involved an examination of individual needs. Abraham Maslow is among the most prominent psychologists of the twentieth century. The theory is based on a simple premise: Human beings have needs that are hierarchically ranked. The most basic of Maslow’s needs are physiological needs. Once physiological needs are satisfied, people tend to become concerned about safety needs. On the next level up, social needs refer to the need to bond with other human beings, be loved, and form lasting attachments with others. The satisfaction of social needs makes esteem needs more salient. Finally, at the
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