Decision Making Basics: 02. Understanding Motivation

Course overview

Motivation is defined as the activation of goal-pursuing behavior. Motivation is the drive that pushes people to get things done. Over the years, much research has been conducted to find out what gets people motivated, and what helps them stay that way. To maximize workplace motivation, an employer must remove causes of dissatisfaction AND provide opportunities for satisfaction. In this course, we'll look at what truly drives people by discussing two types of motivation. We'll also walk viewers through hidden motivators, also known as cognitive biases, which tend to run in the background, yet still greatly impact decision making.
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