Thomas Assignment week 6

Thomas Assignment week 6 - Jan Thomas MGT 3371 Lucas...

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Jan Thomas MGT 3371 Lucas September 14, 2010 Week 6 Chapter 10 The early theories included Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, Douglas McGregor’s theory X and theory Y, Frederick Herzberg’s two-factor theory and David McClelland’s three-need theory. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory is where people move up the ladder of the five needs to become satisfied. The five needs were physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self- actualization. This particular theory was lacking the motivation once all these needs were met. Douglas McGregor’s theory X is a theory that is when the employees hate their job and don’t want to do anything. These employees need to be monitored closely. This theory lacked trust. To have to threaten an employee to do their job should never happen. That employee just needs to be fired. Theory Y was the opposite. The employees loved their jobs and would do whatever they were told to do. These employees actually stayed motivated. I believe the only thing that this theory was lacking was the proof. Frederick Herzberg’s two-factor theory was also called the motivation-hygiene theory. Intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors were used to identify if people liked their job or disliked
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course MGT 3371 taught by Professor Starling during the Spring '09 term at Troy.

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