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chapter 10 - Equity Theory –what’s fair is all a matter...

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Expectancy theory –we don’t do anythingwithout expecting to be rewarded –Victor Vroom (1922 -) Motivation depends on 1. Whether you think you can even do it or not 2. How likely we think we are to get it 3. The value placed in the reward itself Expectancy theory from employer’s perspective The employer must A. Appreciate that employees work for a variety of motives or rewards 1. Not necessarily same as yours! B. Make expectations clear, un ambiguous, and realistic C. Explain how performance will be evaluated D. Expect employees to change their minds over time
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Unformatted text preview: Equity Theory –what’s fair is all a matter of perception A. An employee’s perception of equity (fairness) is based solely on a comparison to one’s peers B. Actual treatment or conditions are secondary to perceptions of what’s fair or unfair C. Employer must be able to explain disparities to avoid negative reaction by employees 1. If under-rewarded: pull back, quit, rationalize 2. If over-rewarded: increase effort, rationalize Exam: over chapters 7, 8, 10, and 12...
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