๐Ÿ“š Seth MB


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Motivation Theory

Last updated Mar 27, 2023 Edit

# Reasons why people go to work

# Advantages of a well motivated workforce

# Main financial incentives at work

# Main non-financial incentives to support motivation

# Motivational Theorists

# Taylor

# Mayo

# Maslow

# Herzberg

# McGregor

# Drucker

# Peters

# Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

# Physiological

# Safety

# Love/Belonging

# Self Esteem

# Self-actualization

# Taylor’s Scientific Management Activity Worksheet

# Key concepts of scientific management theory

# Taylor’s Approach to Management

# Work Study

# Identify

# Train

# Reward

# Taylor in the modern world

# Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation

# Worksheet

# Summary of the Two Factor theory of motivation

Hygiene factors should be met before motivational factors.

# Hygiene or Motivational Factor

Hygiene FactorMotivational FactorExplain
Fair pay๐Ÿ—ธNeeded to ensure people feel respected
Growth๐Ÿ—ธHelps people to feel like they are progressing
Career Advancement๐Ÿ—ธFeel like they are moving up in the hierarchy
Relationships๐Ÿ—ธCreate connections between people
Policies๐Ÿ—ธFair policies to keep things in order
Meaningful Work๐Ÿ—ธMaking an impact
Recognition๐Ÿ—ธBeing seen to make a difference

# Assessment of the importance of hygiene factors in terms of employee satisfaction

# Suggest whether hygiene factors are more important than the motivational factors

Motivational factors have the largest observable difference, however hygiene factors are required for the employees to feel like their basic requirements are being met. It is no good employees having loads of benefits if they are still isolated from each other in grey cubicles all day, because they will never have the relationship aspect of hygiene.

# Argument as to whether Herzberg’s two theory motivational factor works

# Mayo’s Human Relations School

# Mayo’s Theory of motivation

# What made him change this mind?

# 3 pros and 3 cons of the human relations theory of motivation

# Do you agree with this theory of motivation?

Mayo’s social factors are definitely an important piece in the puzzle of motivation theory. Alone, they would not be enough to motivate employees, but I believe that if they are combined with several other approaches such as Herzberg’s hygiene and motivation factors and Taylorism. The combination of these different theories would enable the spread of benefits to the employees to cover a wide enough range of needs that everyone should be sufficiently motivated to work at what is at least an acceptable level.

# Personally, do you prefer Taylorism or Mayo’s social factors?

Taylorism focuses mainly on the financial side of things and ensures that employees are paid competitively. However, Taylorism treats employees more mechanically like a machine whereas Mayo’s social factors focus more heavily on the human aspect and allow employees to establish more meaningful links between each other. Therefore, I would personally prefer Mayo’s social factors, but I would understand why others may choose Taylorism.