True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.
It's the job of a manager not to light the fire of motivation, but to create an environment to let each person's personal spark of motivation blaze.
If you want someone to do a good job, give them a good job to do.
Frederick Herzberg, asserts that the powerful motivator in our lives isn't money; it's the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements.
It is only when a person has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Man does work for profit in order to enjoy pain; but in a positive sense, he works to enjoy the excitement and meaning that achievement provides for his own psychological growth and thereby his happiness.
Idleness, indifference and irresponsibility are healthy responses to absurd work.
You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can ... avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him.
A reward once given becomes a right.
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