Examples Of Extrinsic Motivation

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Topic: What is intrinsic motivation? With people so used to monetary rewards and other extrinsic motivation, how do managers use intrinsic motivation methods to motivate staff?
Introduction

Work motivation can be defined as the psychological forces within a person that determine an employee’s behavior in an organization, effort level, and persistence in the face of obstacles (Kanfer, 1990). In simple words, motivation determines why an employee acts a certain way.
Most managers agree that employee motivation can be subdivided into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (Staw, 1976). Per Amabile (1993), an employee is said to be intrinsically motivated when they seek enjoyment, interest, satisfaction of curiosity, self-expression, or personal challenge in the work. While employees are extrinsically motivated when they engage in the work to obtain some goal that is apart from the work itself.
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For a long time, managers have been known to focus on the use of financial rewards aspect of extrinsic motivation to motivate their employees, but this method seems to be failing, as “only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work”, as per Gallup's study on 142 countries, (Crabtree, 2013).
This report aims to study how extrinsic motivation methods are less relevant and instead, managers must focus on intrinsic motivation methods. This is done by largely studying “The Google Way” of managing employees, and study the effectiveness of these
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