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Maslow and Vroom: Motivation

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A fictitious organization named ABC, Inc. (in the business of developing widgets) employs the following three types of employees: salespeople, production workers, and administrative staff.

Discuss the following motivation theories and why they would be most effective to motivate the employee group and explain why:
1. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Administrative staff
2. Expectancy Theory (Vroom) - Salespeople

Each theory about 350 words.

Thank you.

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Dear Student,
As requested, here is the short version of the description of the following theories. The word version is better as it highlights the equation separately.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

The best way to understand Maslow's theory is to look at it as a pyramid (see attached image) where human needs are rank from the Physiological to that of self-actualization. Abraham Maslow, a psychologist first published his paper, 'A theory of Human Motivation' in 1943. Basically, human needs are ordered according to importance. As pictured in the needs Pyramid, the basics - breathing, food, water, sleep, homeostasis, sex & excretion comes first because it allows for the continuation of life in a human being. The next levels - Safety (employment, resources, morality, health, property), Love & Belonging ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a concise yet comprehensive APA format essay that presents an analysis of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Vroom's expectancy theory as it relates to human motivation.