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Motivating Workers

What motivational techniques, methods, or strategies does (or did) your current or past employer use to try to keep employees productive, satisfied, or motivated?
•What worked and didn't work to keep you productive, satisfied, and/or motivated?
•What motivational theories explain why your employer's efforts worked or didn't work to keep their employees productive, satisfied, or motivated?
•Based on your experiences and the readings, what would you recommend that your current or past employer do to try to keep their employees productive, satisfied, and/or motivated?

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The motivational technique that my past employer utilized to try to keep employees productive, was to have the most productive employee designated employee of the month, and provided with a $50 bonus at the end of that month. This employer also utilized in the technique of threatening to demote or terminate employees that did not meet company standards. Both of these motivational techniques worked very well, due to the fact ...

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This solution describes effective methods of motivating workers.

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