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    Explain the ways that managers motivate workers, using Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation. Give actual examples of each factor and explain the expected outcome, according to Herzberg. Include your own personal experience and comments on whether you agree with this theory.

    Using Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation, explain ways managers can motivate employees.

    Provide real-world examples of Herzberg's factors and their expected outcomes.
    Discuss your opinion of Herzberg's theory of motivation. Do you agree or disagree with his theory? Why?

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    As per Herzberg's two factors or Motivation Hygiene theory, the factors that cause job satisfaction or motivators are different from those that cause dissatisfaction. He termed such dissatisfiers as hygiene which are maintenance factors necessary to avoid dissatisfaction, but do not provide dissatisfaction by themselves.

    For example, factors such as recognition, responsibility, etc. can cause satisfaction whereas factors such as poor working conditions, harsh company policies, etc. can cause dissatisfaction.

    Therefore, in order to motivate the employees, the management should not only provide "hygiene factors to their employees to avoid dissatisfaction, but should provide satisfiers to satisfy the employees on their jobs. Let us understand these from examples.

    For example, management should pay extra attention while drafting employee policies to ensure that such policies are in the best ...

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    Explain the ways that managers motivate workers, using Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation