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energies into job performance. Practicing managers and scholars have become interested in facilitating job engagement, believing factors deeper than liking a job or finding its interesting drives performance. Groups with more engaged employees have higher levels of productivity, fewer safety incidents, and lower turnover. One review found higher levels of productivity, fewer safety incidents, and lower turnover. One review found higher levels of engagement were associated with task performance and citizenship behavior. 6. How do the contemporary theories of motivation compare to one another? - Expectancy theory predicts employees will exert a high level of effort if they perceive a strong relationship between effort and performance, performance and reward, and rewards and satisfaction of personal goals. The performance-reward relationship will be strong if the individual perceives that performance is rewarded. If cognitive evaluation theory were fully valid in the actual workplace, we would predict that basing rewards on performance should decrease the individual’s intrinsic motivation. Reinforcement theory enters the model by recognizing that the organization’s rewards reinforce he individual’s judge the favorability of their outcomes relative to what others receive but also with respect to how they are treated.
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