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Ch 8: MTEL Business: Motivation & Management

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If you need help remembering different types of motivational management for employees, then this is the right chapter for you! View short video lessons, transcripts and quizzes to help you correctly answer the questions on your MTEL Business exam.

MTEL Business: Motivation & Management - Chapter Summary

Use 5-10 minutes to view short and vibrant video lessons about Herzberg's two-factor theory, Vroom's expectancy theory, and Locke's goal-setting theory. After you've finished viewing each lesson, you can test your remembrance of the concepts and theories plus more by taking brief multiple-choice quizzes. By the end of this chapter, you will have an understanding of the following:

  • Defining motivation in management
  • Motivation theory
  • Herzberg's two-factor theory;Alderfer's ERG theory; acquired needs theory
  • Reward and equity theory of motivation
  • Vroom's expectancy theory;Thorndike's reinforcement theory
  • Locke's goal-setting theory
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for employee behavior

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MTEL Business: Motivation & Management Objectives

On the MTEL Business exam, you will see questions that test your knowledge of the theories and ideas that influence groups of people, especially within businesses. This chapter's concepts are related to those found on the Business Management part of the MTEL Business exam. It is worth 21% of the whole computerized, 100 multiple-choice question test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: MTEL Business: Motivation & Management
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What Is Motivation In Management? - Definition, Process & Types

1. What Is Motivation In Management? - Definition, Process & Types

Motivation in management describes ways in which managers promote productivity in their employees. Learn about this topic, several theories of management, and ways in which this applies to the workplace. Use quiz questions to test your knowledge.

Motivation Theory: Needs-Based & Behavior-Based

2. 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.

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.

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