Why do extrinsic motivators tend to lose their motivating properties in the long-term? Examples would be helpful.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 6:32 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. Why do extrinsic motivators tend to lose their motivating properties in the long-term?
The extrinsic motivations tend to loose their motivating properties in the long-term, mainly because over time they actually reduce an employee's internal motivation to do that same task in the future. External motivators are weaker, less effective, than internal motivators even in the short term, however. Indeed, the relationship between internal and external motivations is complex. Let's look a bit closer then:
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Employers need to consider carefully what you can use or do to motivate. There are internal and external motivators or rewards. An internal motivator is something inside the employee that causes them to want to do better or causes them to want to continue working. An external motivator comes from outside the employee.
Examples: Work that matches what an employee most wants to do (a woman wanting to spend time with animals working as a veterinarian) is an ...
This solution explains why extrinsic motivators tend to lose their motivating properties in the long-term. Examples are provided.