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Theories of Motivation and Leadership

Prepare an Organizational Taxonomy listing 4 OB Theories. Submit them in a table format Use these headers for the table from left to right [APA FORMAT]:

Organizational Behavioral Theory (just list the name of the theory)
Interpretation of Theory (your interpretation)
Application (to work or other)
Positive points to support the theory
Constructive points to negate the theory
Comments/Evaluation/Conclusion

EACH "BOX"in you theory SHOULD ONLY BE A SENTENCE OR TWO. AN example of an OB theory would be: Theory of Authority, Theory of Human Motivation, Theory X, Theory Y...ect.....or you can use any other popular QB Theories.

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Organizational Behavioral Theory (just list the name of the theory)
Interpretation of Theory (your interpretation)
Application (to work or other)
Positive points to support the theory
Constructive points to negate the theory
Comments/Evaluation/Conclusion

EACH "BOX"in you theory SHOULD ONLY BE A SENTENCE OR TWO. AN example of an OB theory would be: Theory of Authority, Theory of Human Motivation, Theory X, Theory Y...ect.....or you can use any other popular QB Theories.

OB Theory Interpretation Application Positive points Negate Conclusion

Maslow's Theory
(See details beneath table) Hierarchy of needs For developing reward system A good framework The assumptions may not be fully applicable in real life Lowest needs are required to be satisfied then the higher needs.

Theory X
(See details beneath table)
Human behavior Regulating Human behavior Help in understanding the human May not be applicable to every situation Some employees need to be controlled

House's Path-Goal theory
(See details beneath table)

Leadership theory Correlates performance of the employees with the results Helps in guiding subordinates It takes care of only two factors A general rule is that employees performing routine and highly structured tasks prefer a supportive leader, whereas employees performing unstructured tasks prefer a leader who directs the workforce.

Transformational leadership

Values impact leadership Role of Power is important Egalitarian decision making May not work in situation Trust is important

Overview of Maslow's theory
His theory propounds that there is a hierarchy of needs. Humans meet their basic needs first and then they seek to satisfy successively higher needs that occupy a set hierarchy. (2003 Maslows hierarchy) The five needs are "physiological, safety, social, esteem and self-actualization" (Robbins, 2003) The lowest needs are basic survival of the human being. Everyone needs to eat for survival and live in an environment where one is protected from nature's extremities. The highest needs are internal or intrinsic needs where one strives to gain social acceptance, esteem and eventually reach self-actualization. Maslow's theory states that the ...

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This explains various theories of Motivation and Leadership

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