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Kanika.Kapoor
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Jayaseelanganeshan
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Dear All,

A great motivational Story....

his is a true story. Some years ago the following exchange was broadcast on an Open University sociology TV programme.

An interviewer was talking to a female production-line worker in a biscuit factory. The dialogue went like this:

Interviewer: How long have you worked here?

Production Lady: Since I left school (probably about 15 years).

Interviewer: What do you do?

Production Lady: I take packets of biscuits off the conveyor belt and put them into cardboard boxes.

Interviewer: Have you always done the same job?

Production Lady: Yes.

Interviewer: Do you enjoy it?

Production Lady: Oooh Yes, it's great, everyone is so nice and friendly, we have a good laugh.

Interviewer (with a hint of disbelief): Really? Don't you find it a bit boring?

Production Lady: Oh no, sometimes they change the biscuits...



My thanks to Shirley Moon for this lovely story, who also points out the following lessons within it:

Do not impose your own needs and ambitions on to other people who may not share them.

Don't assume that things that motivate you will motivate someone else.

Recognise that sources of happiness may vary widely between people.
13th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Hi, Am sorry to comment that I couldn’t understand whats the conclusion of the said story. Could you please explain?
14th May 2011 From India, Pune
maybe the conclussion is that people is happy because its own reasons, and maybe most of us would be very bored with that kind of job but this girl find it motivating!
thats something we mas count on when we have to encourarge people or motivate personnel.
15th May 2011 From Spain, Yecla
Conclusion:
Do not impose your own needs and ambitions on to other people who may not share them.
Don't assume that things that motivate you will motivate someone else.
Recognise that sources of happiness may vary widely between people
15th May 2011 From India, Bangalore
Hello Geeta,
The story basically talks about intrinsic motivation and Positive Attitude.
Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from inside an individual.
An intrinsically motivated person will work on a solution to a problem because the challenge of finding a solution is provides a sense of pleasure.
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15th May 2011 From India, Delhi
Thanks for the story.
It is an interview which talks about happiness one feels out of job.
If we analyse critically in the light of Character ethics and Personality ethics of Stephen Covey she stands at the level of character ethics and the so called personality ethics is of no consequence to her.
Regards
Prof Jayaseelan
15th May 2011 From India, Bangalore
A really worth story, which could be understood by mass. This is the realy situvation in the industry, when one moves whole mass try to move and land up in a mess and always remembering the past.
16th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
A very good story.
I often hear friends working in non IT industries commenting on women who work in IT companies, saying how these women lose out of family life by spending all their time at work. On the other hand, my colleagues in the IT industry look down at women who compromise their career for family and children. I find this story supporting my theory that each person has their own needs that they want to satisfy. What motivates one may not motivate another. And no one is right or wrong in having those needs!
Thanks.
16th May 2011 From India, Madras
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