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Nohria, Groysberg, & Lee (2008) of the Harvard Business Review say that "Getting people to do their best work, even in trying circumstances, is one of managers' most enduring and slippery challenges. Indeed, deciphering what motivates us as human beings is a centuries-old puzzle."

Reflect upon the ways you have witnessed management trying to motivate employees. Describe the scenario and answer the following questions. What has made the motivation successful or unsuccessful? What factors should be considered before trying to motivate an organization? Which of the motivational theories was the basis for their motivational attempt?

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Nohria, N., Groysberg, B., & Lee, L. (July-August, 2008). Employee Motivation. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved June 30, 2008, from EBSCOhost database.

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//The given discussion paper is based on motivation. Before writing the answers to the questions, we will discuss the scenario in which sales manager was involved in applying negative motivation. In this part, we will discuss that the process of motivation is very complex and helps to hold an employee to work. So, firstly we will write about the scenario under the heading of Motivation, for example: //


If we consider an organization as a human body, employees are its blood. It is the responsibility of the managers of an organization to motivate its employees towards achieving the organizational goals and objectives. Motivation is a complex process that starts and keeps an employee to work in an organization because the employees without motivation do not perform well in their jobs (Nohria, Groysberg & Lee, 2008). There are many ways by which management tries to motivate its employees. I worked with an organization where the sales ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 391 words with references.