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How to Motivate People, 2nd Edition by Patrick Forsyth

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3

The negative side of the balance

How does all this theory relate to the way you manage? You can affect things from both ends as it were. In this chapter we review how to keep the negative issues under control, leaving accentuating the positive until the next chapter, but bearing in mind that both sides must be worked on to create the end result you want.

Immediately we see how motivation works through the details. There is a list of factors (itemised in the last chapter) all of which must be considered. Each, in turn, gives rise to a variety – a plethora – of areas to consider. All of these must be dealt with on the one hand to minimise any negative effect, and on the other to seek what positive impact is possible here. These factors were ...

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