Motivation: It is critical for managers to understand why and how employees are motivated if they are to make full use of a worker's capacity to learn and perform. For a manager, motivating employees to learn and perform at their best is a complex and difficult challenge. No two individuals, that is, no two employees including the two who are doing the same job are alike. At any time two different individuals will have two distinct needs and desires. Moreover, what motivates an employee to perform well today may not motivate him the next year, or next week, or even next hour. However, a motivated set of employees represent tremendous promise. When employees are motivated performance, learning, and satisfaction can improve dramatically from which everyone including the organization benefits (Stroh et al, p.62). Assignment: What inspires employees to provide excellent service, market a company's products effectively, or achieve the goals set for them? Answering this question is of utmost importance if we are to understand and manage the work behavior of our peers, subordinates, and even supervisors. Put a different way, if someone is not performing well, what could be the reason? Write 2000 - word research paper that cover general review of your chosen organization in terms of motivation. Critical to the research assignment questions: what motivates people? Why do some employees try to reach their targets and pursue excellence while others merely show up at work and count the hours? As with many questions involving human beings, the answer is anything but critical. Explain the concept of motivation and discuss motivation theories "Need- based theories and process theories. Objectives: Motivation is one of the forces that lead to performance. Motivation is defined as the desire to achieve a goal or a certain performance level, leading to goal-directed behavior. When we refer to someone as being motivated, we mean that the person is trying hard to accomplish a certain task Motivation is clearly important if someone is to perform well; however, it is not sufficient. Ability-or having the skills and knowledge required to perform the job-is also important and is sometimes the key determinant of effectiveness. Finally, environmental factors such as having the resources, information, and support one needs to perform well are critical to determine performance. Expectations: This learning team paper assignment is an integrated part of your final project. It should include graphs, figures, charts, and tables that you create to report data or comparative information. Outstanding papers typically cite three or more references to support the discussion or to benchmark findings presented in the paper. Follow APA format and bring a hard copy of your assignment to the class. Thanks!