Essay about Motivation, Communication and Leadership Theory

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Motivation, Communication and Leadership Theory

In this essay I will discuss the various different theories on motivation such as scientific management e.g. Taylor as well the humans relation approach such as Maslow and Herzberg and how they relate to organisations improving their overall effiencentcy. Another aspect that I will discuss in the following essay will also be how communication can affect the productivity of a company, I will also relate this to motivational theory. The final aspect of my essay that
I will include is discussing how different leadership styles can affect the overall productivity of a given company.

One motivation theory that some companies used to use was the scientific approach, this was put
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The following diagram is a representation of the theory.
Maslows approach unlike Taylor’s takes into account the physiological and social aspects of working at a company. This theory and the others related to it are known as Human relations approach opposed to
Taylor’s scientific management. Maslows theory consists of two parts, one is how the classification of human needs is represented and the other is how the classes of human needs relate to each other.

The hierarchy works by a person starting at the bottom and these needs are filled by money that provides food and water as well as a place to live. The person then moves up to next level which is safety needs and having job security as well as being provided with the relevant safety equipment satisfies this. Again once this is satisfied the person will move up to the next level social needs. This level is satisfied by feeling that you belong at a company and have friends there. The person will then move to esteem needs level and this is satisfied by being given praise that you are doing your job well a promotion would as satisfy this level. Once all these levels are completed it is only then that a person can become self-actualised which means they are satisfied in how they view themselves.

This theory will work well in the workplace in my opinion. This is because it addresses a lot of