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Motivating Employees

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

Write a 350- to 700-word response explaining your answer in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Is it possible for an employee to be motivated by a manager? I absolutely think so. The two types of motivation are very possible to pass onto another person in the workplace, whether it be from coworker to coworker, friend to friend, manager to employee or even employee to manager. The most common type of motivation that is passed down from manager to employee is obviously extrinsic motivation. I think the main reason most people perform at their jobs is because of extrinsic motivation. The desire to go to work often stems from the need or want of money. Financial motivation is a form of extrinsic motivation. A manager can motivate an employee with extrinsic motivation by offering positive and negative consequences to the employee’s actions. For example, often times a manager will sit down with an employee for a yearly performance review. In this review the manager sometimes will critique the employee’s job performance and offer incentives such as pay increases or promotions to motivate the employee to increase their performance level or to maintain an already satisfactory performance level. In the same way, a manager can use extrinsic motivation in the way of offering negative consequences to the employee for poor job performance. Extrinsic motivation really is the most common form of motivation that people experience at work and receive from their managers. Extrinsic motivation, while being the most common form, is not the only type of motivation that can be experienced in the work place. When people find a job that they really enjoy, they can experience intrinsic motivation. The people that get up most days excited to go to work, and

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