Monica-Ariana Sim – University of Oradea, 1 Universitatii, Oradea, Romania

Anamaria-Mirabela Pop – University of Oradea, 1 Universitatii, Oradea, Romania

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Workplace motivation;



Professionals in all fields are to work even when societies go through crises (i.e., the current pandemic), natural disasters, or catastrophes. Studies conducted by specialists in different areas, indicate that numerous people are not willing to work under stressful conditions. In this paper, we want to find out what can motivate a person to work in abnormal conditions of stress, risk of illness, which motivational tools may be applicable with a di­rect view on students who remained online for more than 21 months.

Humanity is facing one of the greatest challenges of this century: the COVID 19. People are going through a period of fearful insecurity and stress caus­ing many problems and even mental health issues, some of them probably hard to remediate. Education is among the most affected fields of activity. The purpose of the paper is to discover workplace motivation of teachers and students to respond and react to such unfortunate circumstances and to con­tinue their activity, thus avoiding long term blockages and drawbacks.

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