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1 Motivation at Work Module 37
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2 Motivation at Work The healthy life, said Sigmund Freud, is filled by  love and work. C u l v e r P i c t s
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3 Attitudes Towards Work 1. Job :  Necessary way to make money. 2. Career:  Opportunity to advance from one position to  another. 3. Calling :  fulfilling a socially useful activity. People have different attitudes towards work. Some  take it as a:
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4 Flow  is experience between no work and a lot of  work. Flow marks immersion into one’s work. People who “flow” in their work (artists, dancers, composers  etc.) are driven less by extrinsic rewards (money, praise,  promotion) and more by intrinsic rewards.
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Test yourself Which of the following individuals would be characterized as experiencing flow? a. Sheila, who, despite viewing her work as merely a job, performs her work conscientiously b. Larry, who sees his work as an artist as overwhelming due to the large number of jobs he has lined up. c. Darren, who views his present job as merely a stepping stone in his career. d. Montel, who often becomes so immersed in his writing that he loses all sense of self and time. 5
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6 Work and Satisfaction In industrialized countries work and satisfaction go  hand-in-hand .
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7 Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology Applies psychological principles to workplace.  1. Personnel Psychology :  Principles of selecting and  evaluating workers. 2. Organizational Psychology :  Studies how work  environments and management styles influence worker  motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.
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8 Harnessing Strengths Identifying people’s strengths (analytical, disciplined,  eager to learn etc.) and matching them to work is the  first step toward workplace effectiveness.
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9 Interviewers feel confident in their ability to predict 
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