Motivation and Simpson S Behavior

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CASE VIII: What to do with Harry? Introduction: This case is all about of York Tool and Die Company in which Joe Collins is the production manager, Harry Simpson is the line foreman Willie colleague of Simpson. Suddenly the performance is Simpson went down to improve his performance once again Joe called him in his office and chatted for long to improve it. Situation Analysis: Joe as a production manager realized his responsibility and asked Simpson to come to his cabin to talk upon his performance. Previously Simpson was very hard working and punctual but after 7 years he was not able to maintain the punctuality. Somewhere he is dropping his motivation to perform a task. He started taking things casually. He was not taking…show more content…
Simpson lost his interest in doing work. 2) What would equity theory have predicted about Simpson’s behavior following Coleman’s promotion? Ans. Equity theory have predicted to give right job to right person. Equity theory attempts to explain relational satisfaction in terms of perceptions of fair/unfair distributions of resources within interpersonal relationships. Its completely based on input and output ratio. 3) In terms of expectancy theory, how would you describe Simpson’s valence for a promotion and its instrumentality? Ans. The Expectancy theory states that employee’s motivation is an outcome of how much an individual wants a reward (Valence), the assessment that the likelihood that the effort will lead to expected performance (Expectancy) and the belief that the performance will lead to reward (Instrumentality). Simpson was not putting effort so lesser chance for promotion. 4) What Psychology needs did Collins appeal to in talking to Simpson? Ans. Self esteem need was taken into consideration by Collin. One is the need for the respect of others, the need for status, fame, glory, recognition, attention, reputation, appreciation, dignity, even dominance. Other things involves the need for self-respect, including such feelings as confidence, competence, achievement, mastery, independence, and freedom. 5) How might you use Reinforcement theory to shape

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