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    Employee Motivation and the Concept of "Flow"

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    1.How can an employer motivate an individual to achieve? One idea is to have employees believe that they are perceived as competent at the desired skill or task (that there is an expectation for success and achievement is valued)." Do you feel valued as a competent employee in your workplace? Why or why not? How do you think this affects your motivation and the motivation of others?

    2. The concept of "flow" Can you recall and describe a situation in which you felt the "flow" experience. How might you foster this "flow" experience in your workplace for yourself and for others?

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    1. How can an employer motivate an individual to achieve? One idea is to have employees believe that they are perceived as competent at the desired skill or task (that there is an expectation for success and achievement is valued)." Do you feel valued as a competent employee in your workplace? Why or why not? How do you think this affects your motivation and the motivation of others?

    An employer can motivate individuals to achieve by setting up processes that will help these individuals feel a sense of belonging to the organization and feel valued. Some things employers can do to keep employees motivated are:

    a. Reward good behavior-Rewarding good behavior makes it more likely that that behavior will be repeated. More over, it makes it more likely that others will want to display that same behavior as well.
    b. ...

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