Unit 2 Intellipath.docx - Equity and Expectancy Theories 1 The focus of equity theory is on justice What does the employee perceive Distribution of

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Equity and Expectancy Theories 1. The focus of equity theory is on justice. What does the employee perceive? Distribution of resources, Fairness of the amount of rewards among individuals 2. Because of the recent restructuring at CMA, some employees are exhibiting feelings of mistrust within the company, some of which may be attributed to feelings of inequity among staff. What did the lesson note as some employee problems that could likely occur as a result of one who perceives inequity in the distribution of work rewards amongst employees? Quit, work less 3. In Adam's Equity Theory, what are three things that can make up the effort side of the equity equation? Responsibility, flexibility, loyalty, and support 4. There are four referent comparisons considered in equity theory. What does the referent comparison known as other-outside refer to? Those in similar positions in other organizations, Another individual or group of individuals outside of the employee's organization 5. According to equity theory, which of the following will employees likely consider if they perceive that rewards are not allocated equitably? Altering their perception of themselves and their input, Leaving the job 6. Adam’s equity theory speaks of and describes equity balance, which identifies two sides of the equity scale. Which of the following would be considered reward/outputs on the equity scale? Promotions, Recognition, Feedback, Autonomy 7. According to expectancy theory, the performance-reward relationship is the degree to which a worker believes that better performance will result in greater rewards 8. Because of the growing discontent among the organizational staff at CMA, one manager is considering providing across-the-board pay increases to all of the employees in his department, even though not all employees have the same level of output or production. What theory discussed in the above lesson would say that this is not an appropriate thing to do? equity theory related to motivation, A theory of equity, equity theory 9. The changes at CMA have created growing resentment among staff members in both the home office and abroad. It has also created a situation where employees are comparing their outcomes to others within the organization. A home office employee at CMA believes that expatriate staff members are paid considerably more than she is for doing virtually the same job, except overseas. According to equity theory, which type of referent would the expatriate represent? Inside referent 10.A staff member in CMA's production department was consistently failing to meet production quota. The manager of the department provided feedback during the annual evaluation that included some criticism of the staff's low production as well as an opportunity for the staff to express and set their own work goals. The manager suggested that improved production could also result in an increase in pay.
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