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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Glossary

cognitive dissonance

A condition that arises when there's a conflict between one's perception of oneself and the way the world perceives one.

decision teams

Teams that function primarily to make decisions. An example would be a committee that is formed to review flex-time policies at a company.

deferred profit-sharing plans

Plans that enable employees to make payments into a tax-deferred fund. As long as the employee does not withdraw any funds, he or she does not pay taxes on the income.

distance learning

Any structured learning that takes advantage of communication media, such as computers and videotapes, to allow learners to study in a remote location but under the guidance of an instructor or educational institution.

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