Equity Theory

Equity Theory - Maintaining equity: o Changing our inputs:...

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Equity Theory Motivation: function of perceptions on fairness 3 key factors: o Comparison to others, o Perceptions of outcomes, o Perceptions of inputs Equitable treatment when: o Our outcomes over our inputs equal others’ outcomes over their inputs Inequitable treatment when: o Our outcomes over our inputs less than others’ outcomes over their inputs But also when we feel over-rewarded: o Our outcomes over our inputs greater than others’ outcomes over their inputs
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Unformatted text preview: Maintaining equity: o Changing our inputs: do less work o Changing others inputs/ outcomes o Changing our perceptions of outcomes of self/ others o Changing the basis (others) of our comparisons o Leave the situation Substantial research support for equity: o Managers must understand who are the comparison others? o What outcomes/ inputs are important to employees? o How to keep perceptions as accurate as possible?...
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