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Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2003 Jul-Sep;107(3):528-33.

[Motivation for work based on needs--considerations from the health manager's viewpoint].

[Article in Romanian]

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  • 1Facultatea de Medicină, Disciplina de Sănătate Publică şi Management, Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie Gr.T. Popa Iaşi.


Motivation represents the degree in which a persistent effort is focused to achieve a certain goal. Managers, including health managers, are especially interested about motivation, due to the direct relation with productivity. The paper presents two categories of motivations, extrinsic and intrinsic, from the point of view of individual's needs. This theory is known as Maslow's pyramid and shows that basic needs are on the first place in order of importance, followed by needs of safety, association and fulfillment. Satisfied needs cease to represent an effective motivation. Health managers must combine extrinsic and intrinsic motivations, in order to improve productivity.

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