OB-WK3 dq's - OB WK3 DQs Job Motivation Discuss the job...

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OB – WK3 DQ’s Job Motivation: Discuss the job performance model and compare and contrast Maslow’s and McClelland’s need theories. According to Kinicki and Kreitner (2009), OB researcher Terence Mitchell designed the job performance model based on the idea that individual inputs and job context are the two key categories of factors that influence motivation (pg 144). Employees bring a variety of traits and knowledge to the workplace setting; and those, coupled with the workplace environment and the varying aspects of an employee’s job description, directly contribute to the motivational processes that employees’ experience. When employees feel valued in their organization, they have a positive attitude toward their job and express motivated behaviors (focus, intensity, quality, and duration) (pg 145). This, in turn, results in a higher quality job performance. Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory proposes that motivation is a function of five basic needs: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. Additionally, Maslow believes these
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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OB-WK3 dq's - OB WK3 DQs Job Motivation Discuss the job...

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