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The Nature of Motivation
A discussion on whether financial rewards are enough to motivate workers.
# 115366 | 2,282 words | 17 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2009 in Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper discusses how a range of financial rewards, as opposed to simply money, can provide safety and security, a high degree of satisfaction with the job as well as power and prestige. In this discussion, the paper refers to two models of human motivation; the content model and the process model, as well as the theories of Abraham Herzberg and Frederick Maslow. The paper also looks at how Tesco and Asda use only money (in the form of discounts, bonuses, and other incentives) as a motivating factor for their employees and highlights the weaknesses in this approach. The paper contends that businesses would be wise to remember that there are options other than money which can be used to motivate their workers and keep them satisfied.

Models of Human Motivation
Real-World Examples and Motivation Techniques
Tesco and ASDA

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, J. S. (1965). Inequity in social exchange. In L. Berkowitz (ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology. New York: Academic Press.
  • ASDA (2008). Retrieved from
  • Beer, M., & Nohria, N. (2000) - Breaking the Code of Change. Harvard Business Review, May-June, 2000, pp. 133.
  • Bohnet, D. (1995). Integration of socio-economic data into GIS -- A case study of the CRDA. Proceedings of the AfricaGIS 95 conference, Abidjan, March 5 - 10.
  • Bowen, B. E., & Radhakrishna, R. B. (1991). Job satisfaction of agricultural education faculty: A constant phenomena. Journal of Agricultural Education, 32 (2). 16-22.

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