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Motivation at Different Stages of Life

America has an aging population. Many people continue to work past the conventional "retirement age." Does motivation change at different stages of life? Are different needs stronger at different stages of life? If organizations want to benefit from the skills and experience of older people, what can they do to motivate them?

When making a decision, do you see yourself as a risk taker? Are you risk-averse or do you tolerate risk. To what do you attribute your views on risk taking? Provide some examples from your past experience.

McShane, S. L., & Von Glinow, M. A. (2008). Organizational behavior (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Which of the following tends to offer timely feedback for management performance?

Quarterly meeting with your supervisor
360-degree feedback report
Executive coaching session
Customer survey results
None of the above provides feedback that is considered timely.

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As this question has already been flagged as a possible assignment completion request, I will be careful to provide a brief answer that should guide you through writing a short response to these questions.

I think that motivation certainly changes at different stages of life. A very young worker may value time with his friends and view work only as something that provides him with money for entertainment. Someone a bit older may have a young family, their pay is probably not high, so they ...

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The motivation at different stages of life are determined. The attributes to view on risk taking are given.