Essay on Motivation and Performance Thesis

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Motivating for Performance
A Case Study of Project Team Motivation in relation to Project Model Usage in the Matrix Organisation
Master of Science Thesis in the Masters programme International Project Management

SANDRA NORBERG
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Division of Construction Management CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY Göteborg, Sweden 2010 Master‟s Thesis 2010:96

MASTER THESIS 2010:96

Motivating for Performance
A Case Study of Project Team Motivation in relation to Project Model Usage in the Matrix Organisation Master of Science Thesis in the Masters programme International Project Management SANDRA NORBERG

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Division of
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20 A definition of work motivation......................................................................... 21 Motivation in the organisational context ............................................................ 21 A historical overview of motivational theories .................................................. 22

2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.4 2.5

The Job Characteristics Theory ................................................................................. 24 The Goal-setting Theory............................................................................................ 26 Goal Specificity and Goal Difficulty ................................................................. 28

2.5.1

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2.5.2 2.5.3 2.5.4 2.5.5 2.6

Participative goal-setting .................................................................................... 29 Feedback as a moderator .................................................................................... 30 Goal-setting as a mediator of performance ........................................................ 30 Potential drawbacks of goal-setting and their possible solutions ....................... 32

Motivation in the project context............................................................................... 32 Are project team members different from other employees? ............................. 32 The team perspective
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