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30. The employees at a factory were excellent workers until a week before Christmas when a rumor spread
The employees at a factory were excellent workers until a week before Christmas when a rumor spread that economic conditions would force the plant to close in four days. The quality and quantity of work took a down turn as the workers spent time discussing among themselves the plausibility of the rumor and what they would do if it were true. Maslow would say that these workers were motivated by
- intrinsic motivation.
- esteem and self-esteem.
- safety and security.