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Given the motivation theories discussed in chapters 5 and 6, Dan offers another viewpoint. Write 500 words contrasting his viewpoints to the theories covered in 5 and 6, and then take a side, what you believe? Many people work in environments that are dominated by “stick and carrot” motivation: do well and you’ll get a reward, but do badly and you’ll be punished. However, with this approach, the satisfaction of doing a job well can often get lost in the drive for praise and promotion.
Research on employee engagement suggests that people perform better when they are motivated. But there’s still widespread debate about whether traditional motivational strategies, like “stick and carrot,” really work.