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The paper 'Emerald - Motivation " is a good example of a management article.   Researchers and educationists have paid considerable attention to the relevant factors that contribute to enhancing the performance of the student. They found that both psychological and environmental characteristics affected the students’ learning. Motivation can be defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is the drive that causes us to act. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is very useful in the teaching-learning process. Normally, the students link the quality of teaching to their motivation and therefore there is a high requirement among the teachers and the educational administrators to exhibit high interest and personality traits since they impact the students’ perceptions.

According to a critical case study which was conducted by Emerald, motivation constitutes a central element when going through the process of human learning. Motivational theories and research mainly focus on students’ motivational orientation for learning, but the interaction between the learners’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is not fully examined. Also, the theories pay little focus on the values of employees in a specific organization.

Theories of motivation are based on the needs, and they are used to determine the needs of specific organizations. Application of the motivational theories in organizations today is difficult because of the changing circumstances faced by organizations. Executive Summary In the articles produced by Emerald, the authors discussed how to measure motivation in the learning institution and the importance of motivation in the learning institutions. The article criticized how motivation theory because it are based on the needs of the learners. The criticism is on the basis that they are static and are not applicable in the present because we are living in a dynamic world.

The article also emphasized that the theories do not include employees, and this shows that there is no research on how the motivation of workers contribute to their respective behaviors in the workplace.


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