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    I need assistance writing a 400 word paper describing Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory and Self Determination Theory. Why are they important?


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    The two factor theory of Herzberg is that there are some factors in the workplace that cause work satisfaction and a separate set of factors that cause dissatisfaction. According to Herzberg both job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction act independently of each other. According to Herzberg the factors that increase job satisfaction are achievement, recognition, the work itself, responsibility, advancement, and growth (Nigel Bassett-Jones, Geoffrey C. Lloyd, 2005). The factors that cause dissatisfaction are company policies, supervision, relationship with supervisors and peers, work conditions, salary, status, and security. This theory is also called the motivation-hygiene theory. According to Herzberg the factors that increase job satisfaction are motivator factors and those factors whose absence can create job dissatisfaction are called hygiene factors. For example, if there is low level of supervision, this leads to job dissatisfaction. Similarly, if there are no avenues for advancement, there is no ...

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    This solution explains two factor theory and self determination theory of motivation. The sources used are also included in the solution.