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[Xmca-l] Re: Intrinsic motivation?



Andy,

I have found this solution: objective motive is the object of the activity,
that is the strategy of production, as the CEO depicts it.
The personal sense of that motive is how that motive emerges from the older
workers' narratives of their professional and family life. It is for
example the emphasis on quality by Ms D, while her employer put the
emphasis on the quantity (I have written about Ms D in one of my previous
emails).


2014-08-06 17:18 GMT+02:00 Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>:

> Can I just respond very briefly to your final comment concerning your
> research, using Leontyev's conception of objective motives and personal
> motives. This is the kind of dualism which I find very unhelpful.
>
> What is an objective motive? Or to put it another way, what motive is
> there which is not personal?
>
>
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
>
> Maria Cristina Migliore wrote:
>
>> Andy,
>>
>> thank you for your comments.
>>
>> My whole paragraph is: "I agree that my development is not the development
>> – for example - of my Institute of Research. But this is because I am
>> participating in (and to) many other activities. Not because me and my
>> Institute are two separated entities."
>>
>> That is, me and my Institute have a development which can overlap.
>>
>> When I talk in my email about the cultural tools developed in our
>> collaborative work in my Institute, I am not referring to the issue of
>> 'making up words'. I meant to refer that the development overlaps because
>> my colleagues and me we have internalized the same cultural tools (however
>> in a subjective way).
>>
>> All cows are not black for me, because I look at the personal relationship
>> that each older worker (going back to my research) has with the
>> motive/object of the activity. To be precise, I look at the personal sense
>> of the motive.
>>
>> Cristina
>>
>>
>>
>
>


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