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Employee Engagement For Dummies by Bob Kelleher

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Chapter 4

Motivation Nation: Engagement and Motivation

In This Chapter

arrow Examining intrinsic versus extrinsic motivators

arrow Considering key drivers of intrinsic motivation

arrow Making use of Maslow's hierarchy of needs

arrow Fostering a learning culture in your organization

A key aspect of engagement is motivation — why people do what they do. A person may be motivated by any number of things: to attain status or money, to help others, to find meaning in life, or simply to express herself.

In this chapter, I explain the difference between someone who's motivated intrinsically and someone who's motivated extrinsically. Then I fill you in on key drivers of intrinsic motivation (in case you hadn't guessed, this is the kind you're after). I introduce you to Maslow's hierarchy of needs and tell you how you can use it to engage your employees. Finally, I show you how you can motivate your employees by fostering a learning culture. Motivated to find out more? Read on!

Outie or Innie? Understanding Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Motivation

According to psychology types, there are two types of motivation: ...

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