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Intrinsic/ Extrinsic Motivation & the Workplace

1. Review then discuss this link. It says a lot about intrinsic motivation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

2. Describe how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is used in your workplace.

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1. Review then discusses this link. It says a lot about intrinsic motivation. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=UF8uR6Z6KLc

I love Steve Job's commencement speech to Stanford graduates! Jobs embody intrinsic motivation. He describes his choice to drop in on interesting classes (as a college dropout) rather than the classes formally required to earn a degree. He was motivated by his intuition and curiosity, as illustrated by taking part in a calligraphy class. As a poor college dropout, he did not benefit by earning a grade or being paid to take this class. In fact, choosing to act in this manner caused personal discomfort, with Jobs struggling to find affordable shelter and food. Job instructs the graduates to "follow their heart" as a way to help guide them toward success.
Job also discusses being a public failure yet using his passion for computers to fuel one "of the most creative periods in his life". This led to NeXT, Pixar, a return to Apple, and a happy marriage. Job implores the graduates to "love what ...

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This detailed solution discusses intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and describes how it is used in the workplace.

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