Developing a Motivational Plan Essay

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Developing a Motivational Plan Essay
Victoria Webb
Grand Canyon University
Educational Leadership in a Changing World - EDA 575
February 12, 2011

Developing a Motivational Plan Essay Motivation is the key to the success to any organization. “Human relation thinkers see the terms motivation and behavior as closely related because human behavior occurs as a result of motivation” (Razik & Swanson, 2010, p. 108). Motivating people to work harder, give of themselves 100%, encouraging the employees to not only work harder, but smarter to develop ways of doing things better can be one of the hardest jobs of an organization (Razik & Swanson, 2010). In this essay I will describe several motivational theories Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,
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When comparing theories from a classical to a more modern version of these theories we should consider the differences that exist between them. As our society changes and the focus on technology and diversity; these classical theories still fit the needs of today’s society in the organizational environment. Several of these theories still exist for example, Chris Argyris’s Theory of supervision and structure; McGregor’s Theory involving respect, trust, teamwork, and concern. Path-Goal Theory is based on the expectancy model, “the expectancy models suggest that the motivation to perform a task is a function of a person’s expectations or beliefs about effort, performance, and outcomes” (Razik & Swanson, 2010, p. 108). To create a motivational plan for my school I don’t think there is a perfect theory, I think every theory has some positives and negative aspects to them. It would be imperative to learn about every staff member and know what motivates them as an individual. Let the employees be actively involved determining what they can contribute to the organization and giving each the opportunity to help set their individual goals; allowing each faculty member to create their goals give the power to each individual and a great motivator and incentive. When goals are personally set it creates accountability for each person and motivates them to reach their goal.
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