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Five for Friday: Motivation in the workplace
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Five for Friday: Motivation in the workplace

In this week's Five for Friday, we share a handful of ideas about motivation in the workplace.

Motivation could be one of the most heavily studied and discussed fields of organizational psychology and behaviour. Amazon has over 160,000 books related to the topic, and Google yields a staggering 31 million hits on the search phrase "motivation in the workplace". And yet for many, motivation remains a mythical creature. In this week's Five for Friday, we share a handful of ideas that might bring you one step closer to understanding how to motivate your employees.

  1. @Mind_Tools suggests you need to adopt a two-stage process to motivate people, based on Herzberg's influential Motivation-Hygiene Theory. 
  2. Compliments and pizza will motivate your employees, discovers @melissadahl as she looks at a study in the latest book by @danariely.
  3. Four science-backed ways to motivate people from @bakadesuyo for @TIMEIdeas
  4. @jaysondemers shares six motivation secrets to inspire your employees in this article for @Inc.
  5. According to @GlennLlopis, there are nine things that ultimately motivate employees to achieve, in his article for @forbes.

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