The Employee Component dominated various studies on organizational behavior. Of note are these important theories that affect motivation: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Herzberg’s Motivator-Hygiene Theory McClelland’s Learned Needs Theory McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y Adam’s Equity Theory Vroom’s Expectancy Theory Skinner’s Reinforcement Theory Select 3 theories and explain how they have increased our understanding of motivation. Compare and contrast their influences on human motivation in the contemporary work setting, Then, choose one theory that best applies to your own personal and developmental journey. Submit a 2-3 page paper ( no more than 3 pages ), exclusive of the cover page and the reference page. The paper should be double-spaced in Times New Roman font (or its equivalent), which is no greater than 12 points in size. The paper should cite at least 2 sources in APA format. The paper should be well-written. Check all content for grammar, spelling, and construction. Be sure to use APA formatting in your paper. Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free website that provides excellent information and resources for understanding and using the APA format and style. The OWL website can be accessed here: Papers will be assessed using this rubric . Response to Assignment # 3 submitted on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 11:19 PM Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: There are several motivational theories about what motivates human behavior. Among all motivational theories, psychologist Abraham Maslow suggested one of the best-known theories of motivation in 1943, called Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow listed and organized five primary human needs in a hierarchical manner, starting from the most basic needs to a more complex one. According to Abraham Maslow, these organized needs get fulfilled in a specific order. The most basic needs get fulfilled first, then it moves to the next upper level and so on. (Farooq, 2018) These organized needs of humans are listed below in ascending order (Cherry, 2019):- 1) Physiological Needs: These are the most basic needs required by a human body to survive, such as food, water, air to breathe, shelter, clothing, and sexual reproduction that is essential to the propagation of the species and survival.
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