Importance of Motivation

Until modern times there has been little interest in motivation of people in a work environment. From the beginning of the industrial revolution until the end of World War II there was some compelling reason for people to work and work hard.

Industrial Revolution

In the beginning of the industrial revolution people moved to the cities to find work that would give them a better standard of living than the farm work that was available to them. There were many people available for all jobs. If someone did not want to work the hours required under the conditions given, someone else was happy to take the job immediately.

After the rise of unions, the lot of workers improved. In the beginning of the twentieth century, ...

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