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    Personal Needs & Values:Curiosity & Motivation

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    1. A life worth living is full of personal interests. Is it curiosity that separates intrinsic motivations from extrinsic ones? Here is an example of motivation spurred on by curiosity leading to capability. What are your observations? (http://www.hulu.com/watch/91100/les-paul---chasing-sound)
    2. Explore the relationship between employee needs and effective rewards. How might Maslow's Need Hierarchy play into this discussion?

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    1. Curiosity inspires us to learn more, do more, and work towards goals. Albert Einstein stated, "The important thing is not to stop questioning" (Latumahina, 2012). Curiosity helps our minds stay active, as witnessed in the video featuring Les Paul. It also helps your mind make jumps and connections between seemingly unrelated content, developing new ideas and sparking innovation. Curiosity can uncover opportunity and drive sales. By finding out why customers are asking about product features, one can better create customer-centric operations. Curiosity can be used to learn new things, but also to make existing things better. Some salespeople are happy to hang up the phone once their sales pitch is rejected. It is far wiser to take a minute to find out why the pitch was unsuccessful, to work towards increased success. Of course, this will not initially net the salesperson ...

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    This solution discusses if curiosity separates intrinsic motivation from extrinsic ones. It also explores the relationship between employee needs and effective rewards and how Maslow's Need Hierarchy plays into this discussion. Includes APA references.