Need for achievement (within an organization)

Need to fully express one’s potential, improve performance continuously and reach desired goals; achieving the objective is more important than the reward. Within an organization, people with a strong need for achievement want to reach professional excellence, seek challenging objectives and work harder when they expect acknowledgements for the effort they put in. The need for achievement may manifest as the search for personal achievement or for social achievement.

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