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In your current job or at school, what motivates you to do well? On the discussion board, identify 2-3 extrinsic rewards that positively impact you and keep you focused on what you need to accomplish. Next, identify 2-3 intrinsic rewards that also positively impact you.

Now, consider the current reward system in your organization (your job if you are currently employed and AIU if you are not). What other ways could this organization motivate you, both intrinsically and extrinsically? Consider what is not being done that could easily be implemented and have a positive impact on your performance. Why would you make these changes? What would you expect to happen?

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2-3 extrinsic rewards that positively impact you and keep you focused on what you need to accomplish:
Extrinsic rewards are something that are outside of the individual and motivate them.
This could include:
1. money
2. having a big dinner/dessert when you get a good grade
3. buying clothes when you lose weight
4. a hug from your children
*(You will have to define which of these fit you and add some of your own if needed).

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Solution Summary

This solution gives four examples of extrinsic rewards and intrinsic rewards, as well as their purpose in creating motivation and how to create a positive impact on an individual's performance.

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