motivation

motivation mo‧ti‧va‧tion [ˌməʊtˈveɪʆn ǁ ˌmoʊ-] noun HUMAN RESOURCES
1. [uncountable] eagerness and willingness to do something without needing to be told or forced to do it:

• Some of the workers seem to lack motivation.

2. [countable] the reason why you want to do something:
motivation for

• What was your motivation for becoming a salesman?

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motivation UK US /ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃən/ noun
[U] enthusiasm for doing something: »

Many staff lack motivation and are resistant to change.

[C] the need or reason for doing something: a motivation for sth »

A major motivation for his later career was to secure a regular financial income.

a motivation behind sth »

The motivation behind the decision was the desire to cut costs.

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the chief/main/primary motivation


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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