Lecture_7___Motivation

Lecture_7___Motivation - Motivation...

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    Motivation 1001MGT Management Concepts, 2005 - A/Professor Bradley Bowden
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    Organisation of Lecture First Hour Need theories – ones based on meeting needs Second Hour Cognitive theories – ones based on influencing  behaviour by engaging with thinking patterns Reinforcement theories –shaping behaviour by  rewarding actions where behaviour is evident Theory in Practice Some Contemporary Problems
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    Readings McGregor) Chapter 11, pp. 366-81
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    Terms & Concepts
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    NATURE OF MOTIVATION ability motivation environmental conditions performance = X X
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    Performance Management interest in motivation because it  is seen as providing improved performance No definition in text difficult to define, particularly in service roles What someone or organisation does and how they  do it Involves: Quantity of output Quality of output Cost of output
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    Productivity   How much a person produces in a given  time Cost-efficiency The cost per item Person or organisation may be highly  productive but not cost-efficient (or reverse)
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    Needs Motivation ‘The force energising or giving direction to behaviour, giving  direction to behaviour, and underlying the tendency to  persist … is an internal force’. (text, p. 366) Involves Effort  No definition in text but is a measure of intensity or drive Satisfaction Contentment Need (again no text definition), but internal state that makes certain outcomes appear attractive.  An unsatisfied need creates tension that stimulates drives  within an individual
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    Common Myths Myth 1 - Highly motivated individuals means high performance Can be the case but … Motivation is a necessary but not sufficient condition Effort needs to be directed in direction that benefits organisation to provide scope for motivation and not de-motivation Is true that unmotivated individuals unlikely to provide high  performance Satisfaction is current contentment – NOT motivation Motivation is associated with drives for future need fulfilment  Highly motivated individual is NOT satisfied with current state Highly motivated individual is highly driven and often hard to get on  with
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    Motivation and Performance Motivation is a key factor in organisational 
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