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The relationship between motivation and performance

Reflecting on your weekly readings and personal experiences, please demonstrate that you have researched the topic and state your position on the topic.

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Motivation is defined by Dreher and Dougherty as "the willingness to exert effort in a particular way." Motivation is an important factor in predicting one' s behavior and responds to changes in human resource systems, especially reward systems. Motivational differences between employees can account for a large variation in their productivity levels.

There are two theories on motivation: expectancy theory and equity theory. The expectancy theory is based on one's perception of the likelihood that they can achieve their goals and the likelihood that they will receive compensation, or rewards for achieving that goal. For example, if you are expecting to receive a bonus equal to 15% of your annual salary if you grow your ...

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Reflecting on weekly readings and personal experiences, the relationship between motivation and performance are demonstrated.

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