Misunderstandings About Motivation

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Ndawula Primah
Student (MBA), Uganda

Misunderstandings About Motivation

Motivation is found to be hard by many people. I would like to put across a number of misconceptions around motivation:
  1. People are primarily motivated financially. Motivation can be done even without financial benefits. Take an example of a thank you from your boss, a pat on the back, a recognition letter, a hand shake, and many more. All these things don't require a penny to be spent.
  2. Motivation is a thing for managers. Motivation should not necessarily come from the boss only. I would like to point out that motivation can also come from peers among each other and even from subordinates to their bosses.
  3. Motivation is a private thing. Motivation is also a way to influence your colleagues to work happy in a happy environment. That only "thing" that keeps them smiling everyday at work.
Any other misconceptions around motivations? Please add them!

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