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expectancy Theory & Motivation

If your followers know they can perform required tasks and believe they will be rewarded for a good job but don't care for the rewards you can provide, describe their motivation with respect to expectancy theory.

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To start, let's define expectancy theory and do some background work.
The expectancy is the belief that one's effort will result is attainment of desired performance goals. This belief, or perception, is generally based on an individual's past experience, self confidence (often termed self efficacy), and the perceived difficulty of the performance standard or goal.
The instrumentality is the belief that if one does meet performance expectations, he or she will receive a greater reward. This reward may come in ...

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The solution explains expectancy theory in relation to motivation & rewards 8see orginal problem).