Business Management : Motivation Theories Analysis Paper

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Business Management (Motivation Theories Analysis Paper) By Ethan Cole Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1.0 Motivation Types……………………………………………………………………………………………….2.0 Motivational Theories…………………………………………………………………………………….....2.1 Investigation into Workplace Satisfaction…………………………………………………………..3.0 Evaluation of Performance Pay / Recommendation……………………………………………4.0 Appendix…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5.0 Appendix……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5.1 Appendix……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5.2 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………6.0 Introduction 1.0 Motivation clearly plays an important role in the workplace,…show more content…
small cubicle vs. open office). Internal motivation includes thoughts and emotions (e.g. perform the same task over and over again vs. at being given a wide range of project types). Motivational Theories 2.1 There are numerous ways to motivate employees to fulfill their full potential, two that stand out are: Taylor’s theory of Scientific and Mayo’s theory of Human Relation. Frederick Taylor 's theory of motivation states that most workers are motivated solely by the pay they receive for the work they do. Taylor stated “that most workers do not enjoy the work they do and only perform when given the direct reward of monetary payment”. This theory lost favour over time because workers became annoyed and production was halted due to strikes by frustrated employees. Elton’s Mayo’s theory of Human Relation examines the social needs of the employee. Mayo believes that pay alone is not sufficient to motivate employees to give their best effort. He also believes social needs of the employees should be taken into consideration. He recommends employers treat their workers in a caring and humane fashion that shows an interest in the individual in order to produce their best work. By comparison, Taylor’s Scientific theory concentrates on the work to be done and has little concern for the workers doing the work, therefore the workers are considered robotic and are treated merely as a number in order to increase productivity. On the other hand, Mayo’s Human Relations
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