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Quiz 12 :
Motivating Employees: Achieving Superior Performance in the Workplace

Quiz 12 :
Motivating Employees: Achieving Superior Performance in the Workplace

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In managing for motivation,you should think about employees as people who are investors;they are investing their time,energy,and intelligence in your organization.
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Explanation: In managing for motivation,managers need to be thinking about employees not as human capital or capital assets,but as people who are investors;they are investing their time,energy,and intelligence in your organization,for which they deserve a return that makes sense to them.

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Having a best friend at work is not a factor that is characteristic of the best workplaces.
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Explanation: Gallup found that in the best workplaces employees gave strong "yes" answers to 12 questions,including "Do I have a best friend at work?"

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Motivation cannot be directly observed in another's behavior;it must be inferred from one's behavior.
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Explanation: Motivation is difficult to understand because you can't actually see it or know it in another person;it must be inferred from one's behavior.

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Fulfilled needs motivate people to perform specific behaviors to receive rewards that feedback and satisfy the original need.
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Feedback in the simple motivation model serves to inform you whether behavior worked and should be used again.
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An extrinsic reward such as money is the payoff a person receives from others for performing a particular task.
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An example of an intrinsic reward occurred during an experiment by General Electric,which found that paying employees who were smokers up to $750 to quit and stay off cigarettes was three times as successful as a comparison group that got no paid incentives.
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Managers use motivation to get talented prospective workers to work for them.
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Content perspectives,also known as need-based perspectives,are theories that emphasize the needs that motivate people.Content theory asks,"What kind of needs motivate employees in the workplace?"
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Self-determination theory assumes that people are driven to try to grow and attain fulfillment,with their behavior and well-being influenced by three innate needs: competence,autonomy,and relatedness.
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According to Maslow,persons will attempt to satisfy their love needs after their physiological and safety needs are met.
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According to Maslow's theory,self-respect,status,reputation,recognition,and self-confidence are esteem needs.
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According to Maslow's theory,food,clothing,shelter,comfort and self-preservation are the needs at the lowest level of the hierarchy.
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Maslow's theory indicates that employees have few needs beyond earning a paycheck.
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To motivate employees,employers need to primarily focus on fulfilling the top level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs,self-actualization.
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"I need close relationships." This statement reflects the desire for friendly and warm relations with other people,characteristic of the need for power.
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Self-determination theory focuses primarily on intrinsic motivation and rewards rather than on extrinsic motivation and rewards.
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To achieve psychological growth,according to the two-factor theory,people need to satisfy three innate needs including competence,autonomy,and relatedness.
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According to McClelland's theory,people learn their needs for power,achievement,and affiliation from their culture,and from life experiences;they are not born with them.
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In McClelland's acquired needs theory,the desire to excel at challenging tasks is part of the need for affiliation.
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