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Ch 11: Workplace Productivity & Motivation

About This Chapter

Watch online workplace productivity and motivation video lessons to learn the strategies, theories, and techniques used to increase productivity and motivation in the workplace. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz to help check your understanding of these business topics.

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

Video Objective
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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