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Motivation in the Workplace

You want production employees at your company to be more motivated to complete their assignments more efficiently. They are confident that they can perform their jobs more efficiently and the rewards you give employees (pay checks, paid time off, etc.) are valued by these people.

1. Identify the one element of expectancy theory that requires improvement and identify three possible actions that would increase employee motivation through this element.

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1, You want production employees at your company to be more motivated to complete their assignments more efficiently. They are confident that they can perform their jobs more efficiently and the rewards you give employees (pay checks, paid time off, etc.) are valued by these people. Identify the one element of expectancy theory that requires improvement and identify three possible actions that would increase employee motivation through this element.

According to Victor Vroom (1964), motivation is a process directing choices from alternative types of voluntary activities, which is under the control of the person. The person makes a choice based on her or his estimate of how well the expected outcomes of a given behavior will match up with or eventually lead to the desired results. "Vroom's theory assumes that ...

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Identifies one element of expectancy theory that requires improvement and three possible actions that would increase employee motivation through this element.

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