Motivational Theory

Assignment Objectives

Evaluate effective communication, dynamics of a team, and how to handle conflict

Assess diversity in today’s workforce and how to effectively use diversity to strengthen the workforce

Assess how personality, values, attitudes, cognitive differences, emotions, and charisma affect leadership

Assess organizational culture and how to effectively manage culture/diversity 

Assignment Description

There is a theory that motivation can only come from within, however, as a manager you will have the responsibility to not only manage the daily activities of your employees but to also motivate them.  Understanding the individual characteristics of your employees is key as this allows you to have a personal approach based on their personality rather than relying solely on your leadership style.  Having a strong understanding of motivational theories will aid in your ability to motivate personnel.  

 attatched is the chart to complete the following:

  1. Give a complete description of your understanding of the motivational theory.
  2. What type of environment or situation would be best suited to each theory.  Give an example of a situation you have experienced or a situation in which you believe this would have been a good fit.
  3. Describe the Pros and Cons of each theory 
Motivation TheoryDescriptionExample of Appropriate Situation to UseProsCons
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory
Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation (Motivation-Hygiene Theory)
Hawthorne Effect
Expectancy Theory