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Options for intrinsic and/or extrinsic rewards

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You are responsible for supervising one clerical assistant. You know that a large amount of work is going to be assigned to this person in the very near future and that it will be necessary to keep motivation high to meet deadlines. You do not have resources available for any extra monetary rewards.

What are your options and the recommendation you would make for the types of intrinsic and/or extrinsic rewards for keeping your clerical assistant's motivation at a high level?

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So first let us go over what is intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Intrinsic motivation is when a person gets his/her motivation from internal sources. They come from a person being happy and proud of their own accomplishments, they get satisfaction from the good work that they do. They are proud of their achievements, like to be challenged, feel like they have personal growth, and they feel like they are a valuable part of the team. All of these internal factors motivate a person to work hard and feel great about themselves.

External motivation is external to ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses the options for intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. The recommendations for the type of rewards are given.