People Are Selfish

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Motivation is defined as the set of forces that cause people to want to increase their performance. This includes rewards, attention, need satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation. It fits right into the performance equation, p=f(abilityxmotivation), and is important because it is not something that someone generally has, whereas ability is intrinsic. Now it is true that everyone is motivated in a different way, but what is common among all motivating techniques is that humans are inherently selfish. People can be convinced to do something if it adheres to a selfish need or desire, unique to this person. As a result, an approach to convincing three friends to join Americorps would be the use of the... View More »

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Not only will he be more likely to want to volunteer, but the argument can also be made to him that his reward is a sense of happiness that does not come from material possessions. Wealthy people generally like the feeling that they get form giving back. They have the time to volunteer without having to worry about putting food on the table or making payments (1). What else would he do after college? More than likely, he will not have to work, so we can argue to him that he’d be doing something good and productive with his time.
As long as we can figure out exactly what an individual is looking for we can effectively motive them. Everyone is selfish, everyone wants something whether it is something seemingly good or seemingly bad. Because of this, the expectancy theory would work in almost any case, as long as we can find that unique reward that an individual is looking for. The hard part is finding what type of reward that would be fit for the person. What it really comes down to is the fact that “everyone has their price,” though the price with Americorps is something that is not monetary.

Work Consulted
1. “The Rich are Different from you and Me. They Give More.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/giving/11CHOICE.html
“Why the rich give money to charity” http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Guide-to-Giving/2010/1120/Why-the-rich-give-money-to-charity
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