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Workplace Productivity and Motivation: Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Workplace productivity and motivation are two of the biggest concerns of any business when it comes to organizational efficiency and employee management. In this chapter, our instructor introduces specific organizational strategies, motivational theories, and managerial techniques for increasing productivity and motivation in the workplace. The majority of the lessons focus on one or more theories, covering everything from employee behavior and hygiene to managerial techniques and reward systems. You will also be introduced to a number of motivational and behavioral scholars and their works, in addition to learning how to set organizational goals and how to help employees reach those goals. Several key vocabulary terms are also included in each lesson to help you grasp some of the more complex topics that will be covered.
Upon completion of this chapter, you ought to be able:
- Define motivation and describe the two main schools of thought on motivation theory
- Identify and explain a variety of employee behavior and productivity theories
- Look over different managerial and motivation theories
|Workplace Motivation: Theories, Types & Examples||Study motivation and the two popular theories of workplace motivation.|
|Motivation Theory: Needs-based & Behavior-based||Analyze these two forms of motivation theory.|
|What is Motivation in Management? - Definition, Process & Types||Learn ways in which managers can motivate employees and promote productivity. Examine Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.|
|What is Staff Motivation? - Theories & Strategies||Discuss McClelland's achievement motivation theory and Adams's equity theory and now they can be applied to employee motivation.|
1. Workplace Motivation: Theories, Types & Examples
Successful managers have employees who are motivated to perform at a high level. In this lesson, you'll learn what motivation is and how understanding motivation can help managers succeed.
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.
3. 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.
4. What Is Staff Motivation? - Theories & Strategies
Keeping a staff motivated is an important part of management. Let's review two theories about staff motivation, McClelland's achievement motivation theory and Adams's equity theory, which relate to giving employees incentives and reasons for doing their best on the job.
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