motivates people to do their best work in any endeavor they undertake?
Management theory and practice has traditionally focused on elements that
Kenneth Thomas calls extrinsic motivators: pay, benefits, status, bonuses,
commissions, pension plans, expense budgets, and the like. While these are
powerful motivators, particularly in command-control job situations in which
workers have little or no say in how the job is managed, they are no longer
enough by themselves.
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