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    Intrinsic and Extrinsic Employee Motivation

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    Is it possible for a manager to motivate an employee? Explaining your answer in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

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    Is it possible for a manager to motivate an employee?
    Write a 350- to 700-word response explaining your answer in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Course Syllabus

    According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary to motivate is to "impel or excite", oneself or other. Motivation composes of three acts; they are:
    "Internal state or condition, which encourage the activation of behavior and gives it direction
    Desire or want, which encourages directs goal-oriented behavior
    Influence of needs and desires on the intensity and direction of behavior" (Huitt, 2001).

    Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
    Motivation is the kingpin of all functions of management. Motivation seeks to educate the employees of the management's policies and decisions and takes them into confidence, brings about a layer of transparency, answers the security concerns, and an excellent vehicle of communication between management and employees. It also takes care of the inherent quality of a human's dislike for human. As the the benefits of the fruit are explained, the employees naturally like to work hard and contribute to the overall productivity and efficiency of the firm.
    Intrinsic motivation is when people engage in an activity, without obvious external incentives. (Wikipedia) Thus in this case the factors are internal in nature.
    On the other hand extrinsic motivation involves use of ...

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    820 words explain the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of an employee that a manager can use.

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