Seeing colleagues succeed may make us feel more motivated

Observing the success of a colleague can motivate us to learn more and perform at a higher level. But when we perceive that a peer’s accomplishment has risen above the usual standard of “good work” and can be rated an “exceptional” success, our motivation to learn is even greater, states a new paper co-authored by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Assistant Professor Christopher Myers, who is an expert in organizational behavior.

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