Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.

Professionals Podcasts - Motivation in the workplace


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Great topic and I got inspired by the conversation and advices
Thanks from from my bottom of heart

Hi everybody from spain,

I agree with the advices that the professor of Business Studies give us, but in my opinion this is not real nowadays because in most of the companies you have to motivate yourself if you don't want to be fired at least in Spain. According with my professional experiences in large companies the managers that I've had are very bussy focused in their own tasks and not in motivate their staff. I was working in Iberia airlines and the big motivations for the employees were to work hard in order not to be fired or sending to the airport, I don't know if I've had a bad experience but I'd like to find a manager in the future that motivate his staff everyday, of course if I'm manager someday in my life I'm going to try to follow the advices of the podcast.

good conversation .

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