Lubomir Pawlicki
Lubomir Pawlicki voted up Tom Jackson's answer

If someone asked "how do you motivate your employees?" then an employer might simply say "motivation simply means taking care of your people."

I'd say well, Ok, but you need to read at least a few articles on motivation from the Harvard Business Review---because that is a little too simplistic.

Lubomir Pawlicki
Lubomir Pawlicki voted up Matt Radiance's answer

1.Taking care of someone (your people) is an action which needs a motivation itself. Taking care of someone is not a motivation.

2.Therefore, that statement is far from the definition of motivation.

3.The definition of motivation is what Hippy said already. Motivation means a reason, a reason that you put behind an action, a reason … Read more