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Motivational Theory in the Workplace

Discuss the expectancy theory of motivation, as it pertains to the workplace and why it is the most effective to use in the workplace.

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1. Discuss the expectancy theory of motivation, as it pertains to the workplace and why it is the most effective to use in the workplace.

Vroom's Expectancy Theory Vroom's 'expectancy theory' is an extension of the 'contingency approach'. It proposes that worker motivation is a result of how much a person wants a reward (valence), the estimate that the probability that the effort will result in the expected performance (expectancy) and the belief that the performance will result in the reward (instrumentality). In other words people want to believe they will be rewarded for their effort(s) and the level effort they are willing to exert is based on this belief of reward (http://ezinearticles.com/?Expectancy-Theory:-What-Do-They-Want?&id=376732).

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Discusses the expectancy theory of motivation, as it pertains to the workplace and why it is the most effective to use in the workplace.

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