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Motivation of employees and students

Consider the following question: Is it possible for a manager to motivate an employee?

Please explaining your answer in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

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What you need to think about is how a manager can work with an employee to make the job more meaningful for him/her (in that way being intrinsic motivation). Just like when you are learning in a class, if the content is not shown to have a meaningful relationship with your life, you probably aren't interested. This is the same for the workplace. If you are just doing a job to make money and it has no meaning to you, there is no intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation may mean that the manager is basically doing things to the worker to motivate them--this can be positive or negative. The manager might be threatening the worker to make him/her do more work. They might be handing out treats to those ...

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