Are We Operating with Obsolete Motivational Tools.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Based upon data obtained from 2,720 enlisted men in the USAR and Army National Guard, all on their first enlistment, the essay examined their motivation to want to stay as a member in their unit. It was determined that, contrary to the incentives now emphasized for both recruiting and retention by the Reserve components, the respondents indicate a stronger need for more interesting and useful training and work. This data is interpreted as evidence that the Reserve components are operating with obsolescent motivational tools. Some ideas for change that can increase attractiveness to retention are included. Emphasis is on what can be accomplished at the small unit level.
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