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Assignment 1: Discussion—Punishment Versus Positive Management Techniques

Identifying good motivational techniques for use in the workplace is a crucial component of effective management. In this assignment, you will examine differences in management using techniques of punishment and positive techniques.

Research punishment used as a motivation technique using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources.

Using an example from your professional or personal life, describe a situation where punishment was used as a motivation technique.

Answer the following:

  • Can punishment be used as an effective form of motivation in the workplace? Why or why not?
  • Where and when is it appropriate to use punishment as a motivational tactic?

Give reasons in support of your assertions.

Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, February 25, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, March 1, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

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