Ch 14: CEOE Business Education: Employee Motivation

About This Chapter

If you'll be taking the CEOE Business Education test, you'll want to review the essentials of employee motivation. We can help you do that with our video lessons and quizzes in this chapter.

CEOE Business Education: Employee Motivation - Chapter Summary

In our chapter on employee motivation, you'll review all the key concepts of the subject. Our instructors are experts in their field and they have put together video lessons that are brief enough to squeeze in throughout your busy day. While brief, they are thorough in their review of topics including:

  • Needs-based and behavior-based theories of motivation
  • The Pygmalion effect
  • Motivation theories of Herzberg, Alderfer, Vroom, Thorndike and Locke
  • The acquired needs and equity theories
  • The influence of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards on behavior
  • The effects of job flexibility, employee empowerment and job redesign

Be sure to take the short multiple-choice quiz following each lesson so you'll know you're grasping the material. This can help you identify weak areas in your comprehension or boost your confidence in your preparation.

Objectives for the CEOE Business Education: Employee Motivation Chapter

Oklahoma uses the CEOE (Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators) Business Education test for teacher certification and endorsement in business related education. The CEOE Business Education test is a computer-based test, and you'll have about 4 hours to complete the 80 multiple-choice questions and single constructed-response question; the constructed-response question makes up approximately 15% of your total score.

The test will assess your ability to demonstrate understanding of social and behavioral theories affecting group structure and business operations, including employee motivation, as well as your ability to analyze conflicts and factors that influence employee morale. These sections are part of the business management section of the test, which makes up 25% of the test and includes the constructed-response question. Use these lessons to help you get a great score on the CEOE Business Education test to prove you're ready to teach business.

13 Lessons in Chapter 14: CEOE Business Education: Employee Motivation
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Motivation Theory: Needs-Based & Behavior-Based

1. Motivation Theory: Needs-Based & Behavior-Based

There are two schools of thought used to explain employee motivation in the workplace. Needs-based theory states that employees have certain needs that must be met in order to be motivated to perform. Behavior-based theory believes motivating factors influence behavior towards work.

The Pygmalion Effect: Influencing Employee Behavior

2. The Pygmalion Effect: Influencing Employee Behavior

Setting expectations for employee performance and behavior is one of the primary responsibilities of management. This lesson defines the Pygmalion Effect and describes how it is used to influence employee behavior.

Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory: Hygiene Factors & Motivation

3. Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory: Hygiene Factors & Motivation

This lesson describes Frederick Herzberg's two-factor theory, which is based on the idea of how hygiene factors and satisfiers or motivators are used to provide satisfaction to employees in work environments.

Alderfer's ERG Theory & Employee Motivation in the Workplace

4. Alderfer's ERG Theory & Employee Motivation in the Workplace

Alderfer's ERG theory is a simplified version of Maslow's hierarchy of needs that suggests that all human needs can be accessed and satisfied simultaneously, rather than from the bottom up. Either way, as needs are satisfied, employees are motivated to strive to satisfy a new need.

Acquired Needs Theory: Need for Achievement, Power & Affiliation

5. Acquired Needs Theory: Need for Achievement, Power & Affiliation

Do you act out of a need for achievement, power or affiliation? This lesson describes the acquired needs theory and how one of the three types of needs affect us more than the others.

Equity Theory of Motivation: Reward & Effort

6. Equity Theory of Motivation: Reward & Effort

Have you ever noticed that some employees seem to work harder than others for the same reward? Why does that happen? This lesson explains how equity theory is used by managers to motivate employees by providing a high reward for equivalent efforts on part of the employee.

Vroom's Expectancy Theory of Employee Motivation

7. Vroom's Expectancy Theory of Employee Motivation

Finding the right equation for motivating employees can be challenging. This lesson explains how expectancy theory is used to motivate employees by increasing the motivation to act based on a set of specific criteria.

Thorndike's Reinforcement Theory: Using Consequences to Motivate Employees

8. Thorndike's Reinforcement Theory: Using Consequences to Motivate Employees

In the workplace, there are levels of acceptable behavior. As a manager, it is important to use appropriate techniques that reinforce acceptable behavior and deter inappropriate behavior. This lesson describes how reinforcement theory is used to influence employee behavior through consequences.

Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation

9. Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation

Locke's Goal-Setting Theory uses clear and challenging goals to advance employee motivation in the workplace. Goals that are well defined and challenging to attain are more likely to be met because they hold intrinsic and extrinsic value to the employee.

Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

10. Reward Systems & Employee Behavior: Intrinsic & Extrinsic Rewards

Have you ever wondered why some employees are more motivated than others to work at a higher level of productivity? This lesson explains how managers use intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to reinforce positive employee behavior.

Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

11. Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

Managers must be aware of ways to increase employee motivation. This lesson describes the various ways to redesign a job to encourage employees, including job enrichment, job enlargement and job rotation.

How to Empower Employees & Improve Employee Performance

12. How to Empower Employees & Improve Employee Performance

Empowered employees have the potential to reach high levels of productivity because they feel in control of their jobs. This lesson will describe how a manager can empower an employee to motivate employee performance.

Job Flexibility in the Workplace

13. Job Flexibility in the Workplace

It's tough to find the right balance between work and life, but many employers are helping to make that task a little easier. Watch this lesson to learn about job flexibility in the workplace, including flextime, a compressed workweek, and telecommuting.

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