MGMT1 - Banyei Isoh Dr Abdul Aziz ERG Motivational Theory...

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Banyei Isoh Dr. Abdul Aziz April 22, 2009 ERG Motivational Theory Many people are unaware of what drives them to do certain things in life. Many people do not pay attention the amount of effort that they put into something that they are extremely eager to accomplish. The thing that drives these individuals on an everyday basis is called motivation. The dictionary.com definition of motivation states that motivation is, “the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives direction and purpose to behavior.” Another way to look at motivation is by looking at the word effort. If an individual has the ability to do the action but is not willing to put in the effort, then the job will not be done accordingly. However, if the individual has less ability but has an ample amount of effort, the individual with less ability may produce a better product than that individual with all the ability. What are these driving factors? These are answers that many individuals have tried to answer through theory. The theory that will be discussed in this paper is Clayton Alderfer’s ERG motivational theory. Alderfer’s motivational theory was formulated in 1969 and is very similar to another motivational theory created much earlier. The theory that ERG is similar to is Abraham Maslow’s theory called the hierarchy of needs. The ERG theory, which stands
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course BUAD Buad 381 taught by Professor Proctor during the Spring '10 term at Morgan.

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