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    Which motivation theory would you use to guide your actions?

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    As a manager you must motivate your employees to work very hard. Which motivation theory would you use to guide your actions? Why?

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    First, I believe everyone is motivated. But they may or may not be motivated to do the work assigned or to work diligently on it in the face of things that are more motivating.

    As a manager, I would link extrinsic/intrinsic motivation to goal theory. Each of the employees is motivated by different things. Some want external rewards (bonus, recognition, awards) and other prefer intrinsic rewards (mastery, development, satisfaction of completing work, control) so one size would not fit all in my opinion. However, regardless of what motivates the team, each has goals. So, I would try to figure ...

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    427 words in everyday language with practice ideas about motivating employees with different needs and goals.