Motivation Theory Essay

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Six Recommendation on Motivation theory

The Goal of this Article is to analyse the various Motivation Theories for employees in the workplace environment. It attempts not to just present yet another theory of work motivation, rather focusing on metatheory which is the processes through which we can build more valid, more complete and more practical theories.

The authors of this article have drafted six recommendations that they believe and feel that are the best. It is in their view a combination of facts that can lead to better understanding of employee motivation factors and effective methods of management.

Recommendation 1 : Using the results of the existing meta-analyses to Integrate the valid aspects of different extant
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The article gives the examples of Jack Welch CEO of General Electric who was the first to coin the term “boundary-less organisation” as a result of frustrations that knowledge that was not shared between the myriads of divisions at GE. According to this line of thinking it is clear that work motivation theory needs to be extended and further developed within areas other than isolated task performance settings. Motivation theory should be applied in a Individual employee point of view as well as a team point of view. This is due to the fact that some issues might occur in a group setting but not be a issue when it’s dealing with a single employee. For example the article refers to Social Loafing that is a occurrence that is sometimes seen in a group situation. As managers or leaders its important to gather knowledge from these different settings and the challenges, but be mindful not to generalise these experiences. They can be situation specific.
In my own personal work experiences I find the lack of knowledge and experience sharing very frustrating. I have noticed that during my time at my current organisation sharing of knowledge and Interaction of ideas between departments have decreased remarkably. I can understand the frustrations felt by Jack Welch CEO of GE since I strive to share and merge knowledge and see it as essential to the organisation and employees when
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