Why People Perform An Activity

Direct motives ( they drive performance)

  • Play: It occurs when you’re engaging in an activity simply because you enjoy doing it.
  • Purpose: you do an activity because you value the outcome of the activity
  • Potential: You do the work because it will eventually lead to something you believe is important.
  • Indirect motives (frequently harm performance)
  • Emotional pressure: emotions such as disappointment, guilt or shame compel you to perform an activity
  • Economic pressure: you do an activity solely to win a reward or avoid punishment.
  • Inertia: You do what you do because you did it yesterday.

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