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MOTIVATION A GENERAL OVERVIEW As managers, we are interested in productivity. Therefore, we are interested in knowing how to  improve  the  productivity  of our employees. This productivity is a human behavior and, as such, is influenced by a number of  factors. First , productivity is a function of each of the employees'  unique personalities Second , employees'  behaviors are influenced by the  environments  in which they find themselves. For example, an employee's behavior  (and productivity) will be influenced by a dirty, hot, noisy, or dangerous worksite.  Finally , an employee's behavior  will be a function of that employee's  innate drives or felt needs  and the opportunities he or she has to satisfy  those drives or needs in the workplace. Employees'  performance  is, of course, partially determined by the  opportunities  given them to  demonstrate their abilities. If employees are never given opportunities to utilize all of their skills, then the  employer may never have the benefit of their total performance. Work performance is also contingent upon  employee  abilities . If employees lack the learned skills or innate talents to do a particular job, then  performance will be less than optimal. A third dimension of performance is  motivation
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A generalized  model of motivation  posits a set of  innate drives and felt needs  for each  employee. The employee brings these drives and needs to the workplace and they  influence  the  employee's  workplace behavior  and productivity. These drives and needs create a  tension  within  the employee 
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