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Motivation and Motivational Theory

To motivate someone, match a motivational theory that will identify what makes that person tick. After identifying this person's motivational characteristics, you should be able to motivate this person. Using yourself as an example, do you feel these theories work to motivate you, or is there a better way you can be motivated? Explain your answer.

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There are a number of different views on how to motivate people. Taylor felt that workers are motivated primarily by pay, Mayo felt that people are motivated by having their social needs met, Maslow felt that people are motivated by different needs, depending upon which level they fall into on the hierarchy ...

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This solution discusses if motivational theories work to motivate a person, or if there is a better method. Examples are included.