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Motivating Employees

Motivating Employees:

1.Define motivation and explain the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards.
2.Identify and describe content theories of motivation based on employee needs.
3.Identify and explain process theories of motivation.
4.Describe the reinforcement perspective and how it can be used to motivate employees.
5.Discuss major approaches to job design and how job design influences motivation.
6.Explain how empowerment heightens employee motivation.
7.Describe ways that managers can create a sense of meaning and importance through employee engagement.

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1.Define motivation and explain the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards: Motivation is when an individual or group of individuals wishes to achieve a certain goal and are intent on doing so. Intrinsic rewards are the rewards that a person feels for doing a good job, the pride that they have. Extrinsic rewards are rewards that someone receives for performing a task, such as money.

2.Identify and describe content theories of motivation based on employee needs: McGregors Theory X and Y; Theory X states that employees dislike and try to avoid work, and must be coerced into doing it. Most workers lack ambition, and value job security more than anything else. Y theory holds that employees can view work as natural, are creative, can be self-motivated, and appreciate responsibility" Source: ...

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