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Unformatted text preview: WORK 2218 People & Organisations Lecture Week 3 Motivation Theory: Content and Process Based Approaches Daniel Nyberg Overview Introduction: Motivating employees Content theories Maslows needs hierarchy 4 drive theory McLellands learned needs Case study: Enron Process theories Expectancy theory Goal setting Organisational Justice Defining motivation Work motivation (Latham & Pinder, 2005) : The forces within and beyond a person that initiate work-related behaviour and determine its form, direction, intensity and duration. A psychological process resulting from the interaction between the individual and the environment. Note: Motivation and performance are not the same thing Latham, G.P. & Pinder, C.C. 2005, Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Annual Review of Psychology, 56, pp. 485-516. Challenges of motivating employees Workplace change (restructuring, downsizing, increasing insecurity) may have compromised trust at work No longer viable to rely on direct control (formal authority, supervision, coercion) Changing generational attitudes? Drives and Needs Drives Neural states that energise individuals to correct deficiencies or maintain an internal equilibrium Prime movers of behaviour by activating emotions Needs Goal-directed forces that people experience Drive-generated emotions directed toward goals Goals formed by self-concept, social norms, and experience 5 Self-concept, social norms, and past experience Drives (primary needs) and emotions Needs Decisions and behaviour Drives and Needs Content versus process theories Content (trait) theories explain why people have different needs at different times Based on identification of needs or drives that explain motivation Emerged in the 1950s Process (environmental) theories describe the processes through which needs/ drives are translated into behaviour...
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WORK2218 WEEK3 - WORK 2218 People &...

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