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Juanita Human Relations Motivation vs Procrastination The theme I chose for my first reflection is procrastination vs motivation I chose this because I felt it represents the initial struggles I had in writing this reflection and the struggles I have had in my life Through out my life I feel I have been an achievement -motivated procrastinator The definition of that for me is that although I wait until the last minute to do things is I have the enthusiasm and desire to work hard to achieve the American dream In reading chapter 1 I discovered that a lot of the conflicts in the workplace and home are based on these two nouns Most people are motivated to do something in life but for one reason or another they put things off I believe that self-esteem and self-awareness play a key role in how motivated we are In the Hawthorne Experiment conducted by Elton Mayo from 1927-1932 Mayo discovered that although the conditions for the employees changed for example they changed from bright lights to dim lights it did not effect their production it still improved The reason he concluded was because there was recognition and praise given to them which caused an increase in their production The employees self image and self-esteem improved because they felt someone cared about their issues Robert Owens introduced the idea that if you treat the workers better they will increase their productivity Again the self-image and self -esteem of the person is key to productivity If we feel people care about us we tend to work harder for them and are more loyal When our self-esteem is high we tend to have better communication with co-workers and family Through that communication we
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