Let1 Task 1

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LET1 – Task 1
26 September 2015

The Expectancy Theory of Motivation
The Expectancy Theory of Motivation (hereafter “The Expectancy Theory”) is theory that states: “the strength of a tendency to act in a certain way depends on the strength of an expectation that the act will be followed by a given outcome and on the attractiveness of that outcome to the individual.” (Robbins & Judge, 2012) The theory is among the most widely accepted theories relating to motivation. (QuickMBA, 1999-2010)

The Expectancy Theory suggests that individuals choose a particular course of action after they have – often subconsciously – evaluated three critical components of the theory. * Expectancy: the relationship between an individual’s effort
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It is clear that some employees feel they are incapable of meeting the new goals set by the company because they lack the physical ability. No matter how much more effort they exert, they cannot meet the goal, so they are not motivated to try harder. If the company were to provide additional job training, they could improve their employees’ confidence in their ability to physically do the work required of them. This would improve the employees’ belief that increased effort will result in improved performance, or expectancy. Furthermore, if the company were to provide a valuable bonus, increase in salary, or other incentive for completing this training, they could ensure that employees are motivated to make the most of the training. Once employees have improved their self-efficacy via additional training, they are more likely to achieve the production goals.

Since there is little or no difference between the salaries increases of employees who meet production goals and those who do not, some employees have said they are not motivated to achieve the goals, even if they are capable of doing so. The company must ensure that employees meeting company goals are rewarded with bonuses, salary increases, or other incentives that are greater and more appealing than those received by employees not meeting the goals. The company could further differentiate the

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