December 2015
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Motivation Done Right

Motivation science provides alternatives to outdated approaches to workplace motivation.


Managers are being held accountable for something they cannot do: motivate people. Despite elaborate attempts to engage, entice, cheer, praise, bribe, challenge, shame, pressure, or game people into sustained high-quality performance, organizations are still faced with an underused, underperforming, and disengaged workforce—and employees who might leave if they had a place to go.

Even if, based on your

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