6 - Pg 247-255 Summary Global Perspective on Worker Motivation A Cross-Cultural Look at Why We Work Simcha Ronen Study o Obtained ratings of

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Pg. 247-255 Summary: Global Perspective on Worker Motivation: A Cross-Cultural Look at Why We Work Simcha Ronen Study o Obtained ratings of workers of certain work goals – finding provide evidence for universal classification of worker needs. Analysis found a 2-2 grid system could be used Individualism Collectivism Materialism Humanism Individualism – collectivism: extent to which importance is placed on individual vs. group work. Materialism – humanism: extent to which the importance is placed on financial success vs. satisfaction of the work completed Maslow’s theory fits into this “grid” Psychological and safety needs – materialistic collectivism o People working toward a specific financial goal to meet basic needs Belongingness need category – humanistic collectivism o Establishment of good interpersonal relationships at work Esteem need category – materialistic individualism o Need for personal achievement and recognition in their
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6 - Pg 247-255 Summary Global Perspective on Worker Motivation A Cross-Cultural Look at Why We Work Simcha Ronen Study o Obtained ratings of

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