Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation


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How does the theory of classical leadership management differ from the behavioral management theory?

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1. Why was Mayo's Hawthorne experiment relevant to behavioral management theory?

2. Which of the following is NOT an intrinsic motive for working?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How was the Behavioral Management Theory developed, and how does it work when applied in a modern workplace? The practice questions in this quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of employee motivation and its impact on productivity.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What theorist Elton Mayo observed in his experiment
  • What Classical Management focuses on
  • What Behavioral Management is
  • Where motivation to work hard comes from
  • What can lead to high productivity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding workplace behavior and motivation
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of positive treatment for employees and increased productivity
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about workplace motivation in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about factors that impact employee motivation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Behavioral Management Theory
  • Explain classic management or leadership practices
  • Detail an early experiment that supported the Behavioral Management Theory
  • Illustrate how the theory works using a fictitious company and scenario
  • List workers' motives for working hard
  • Identify factors that impact motivation