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Motivation & Management Theories in Business - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to talk a walk down memory lane and remember subjects concerning motivation and management theories in business. View short and intriguing video lessons about subjects like the theories of scientific management, summary of Vroom's expectancy theory, Elton Mayo's theory of motivations, and more! Other subjects included in this chapter are the following:
- Definition of administrative management theory
- Fayol's theories about worker satisfaction
- Explanation of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Because this chapter is mobile-friendly, you can take it everywhere you go. Every lesson concludes with a quiz to test your understanding. Revisit topics in the lessons by using the video tags or links located in the quizzes. Our full transcripts contain vocabulary words that are in bold print.
1. Scientific Management: Theories, Principles & Definition
Scientific management theory was developed in the early 20th century by Frederick W. Taylor. We will be exploring the primary principles of scientific management and some of its key contributors. You will also be given a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
2. Elton Mayo's Theory of Motivations & Contributions to Management Theory
Elton Mayo was a philosopher, author, Harvard professor, and designer of the 'Hawthorne Experiments,' which significantly changed management science thinking. Read on to learn what he discovered and how it still impacts management practices today.
3. Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction
In this lesson, we'll discuss how Henri Fayol's final seven principles play out in the workplace. Using a professional restaurant kitchen as an example, you'll learn about the importance of worker satisfaction and other elements of effective management.
4. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid
Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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