AMO Theory: Ability, Motivation & Opportunities


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How do companies benefit from a motivated workforce?

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1. All of the following are ways companies can increase employees' abilities EXCEPT:

2. Involvement initiatives, teamwork, autonomy, and communication influence _____ in the workplace.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

AMO Theory is one of the theories that human resource departments can use to increase the success of a business. Check your understanding of the components of AMO Theory with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • How AMO theory can be used to improve employee performance
  • Three characteristics of AMO theory
  • What employees can increase to contribute to the success of an organization

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what an employee needs to make full use of his or her skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what is influenced by involvement initiatives, teamwork, autonomy, and communication
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on AMO theory

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled AMO Theory: Ability, Motivation & Opportunities to increase your understanding of how this theory can be used by human resource departments. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand what causes motivation
  • Know what happens if one of the three characteristics of AMO is missing
  • Define ability