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Management and Leadership - Motivation and Goal Theory

Define and describe a motivation and goal theory that a manager could use to help his or her employees to meet the objectives of the organization.

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As we progress through our daily activities we often look to tangible or intangible things to create motivation. Motivation is unique to each individual in that we all have different factors that contribute to our motivation. Leaders must identify factors in their organization that cultivate the environment in order to generate motivation in his or her employees. The amount of motivation generated within an organization directly contributes to the performance outputs. As discussed in the prior essay, how a leader communicates with his or her employees can help them identify those motivating factors.

Each individual is motivated by many different things to include, but not limited to, needs, behavior, or rewards. According to Daft (2011), motivation refers to the forces either internal or external to a person that ...

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As we progress through our daily activities we often look to tangible or intangible things to create motivation. Motivation is unique to each individual in that we all have different factors that contribute to our motivation. Leaders must identify factors in their organization that cultivate the environment in order to generate motivation in his or her employees. The amount of motivation generated within an organization directly contributes to the performance outputs.

450 word essay with references

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