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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Lesson 3. Providing a Great Environment

In this lesson, you learn how pleasant surroundings and ergonomic conditions spur productivity.

I observed a very interesting motivational move when I worked for a small video consulting firm. We had just moved into new offices when the owner announced that he was going to buy some artwork to add some visual interest to the place. He went on to say that each of us could choose a picture we would like to display in our own office space. He got a huge catalog of artwork from a framing store so that we could make our choices. The company would pay to have the pictures nicely framed.

We all buzzed around for weeks choosing our pictures and their frames and mattes. We then waited expectantly for a few weeks ...

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