Archive | Motivation

The ERG Theory of Motivation | Management

After reading this article you will learn about the ERG theory of motivation. In response to various criticisms, Clayton Alderfer (1972) has proposed called an alternative to Maslow’s Theory in an effort to simplify it and give it some empirical support. It is calculate ERG Theory of Motivation. He speculates that some features of Maslow’s […]

Motivational Needs Theory | Management

After reading this article you will learn about the motivational needs theory. These suggest that individuals have certain physical and psychological needs they attempt to satisfy. Motivation is a force that results from an individual’s desire to satisfy these needs (e.g., hunger, thirst, social approval). Conversely, a satisfied need is not a motivator. The most […]

Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory of Motivation

Another popular content perspective on motivation is the two-factor theory developed by Fredrick Herzberg. This provides univerlistic perspective on work motivation — a perspective deem deem-phasising individual differences — and is derived from Maslow’s work. It is also known as motivation-hygiene theory or motivation-maintenance theory. They conducted a series of inter­views with 200 engineers and […]

Maslow’s and ERG Theory of Motivation

This article will help you to make comparison between Maslow’s and ERG theory of motivation of employees. Although the ERG theory assumes that motivated behaviour follows a hierarchy in the same fashion as suggested by Maslow, there are four major points of difference between Maslow’s theory and ERG theory. Firstly, the two theories give differing […]

Equity Theory of Motivation | Management

After reading this article you will learn about the equity theory of motivation. After inner drives, needs and motives have stimulated the motivation process and the individual has chosen an action that he (she) expects will lead to attainment of a certain goal, the individual assesses the fairness or equity outcomes associated with that goal […]

McClelland’s Need for Achievement Theory | Motivation

After reading this article you will learn about the McClelland’s need for achievement theory. A distinctive theory of work motivation which places a great emphasis on needs and individual differences. Basic Concepts: McClelland stated that a country’s economic development largely depends on the extent to which its citizens have a need for achievement. Studies made […]

Infographics on Motivation (With Flow Chart)

Introduction to Motivation: It means the willingness on part of an individual to productively and efficiently performing at higher levels than required of him under normal circumstances for achieving the organizational goals. In his efforts the individual not only helps the organization but also satisfies his needs for recognition, power, expectations, association and satisfaction. The […]

How to Motivate Employees? (6 Techniques)

This article throws light upon the top six techniques used to motivate employees. The techniques are: 1. Management by Objectives 2. Employee Recognition Programme 3. Employee Involvement Programs 4. Variable Pay Programs 5. Skilled Based Pay 6. Flexible Benefits. Technique # 1. Management by Objectives: Management by Objectives or MBO as it is known, as […]

Measures to Overcome the Barriers to Effective Communication

Measures to overcome the barriers to effective communication are: 1. Clarify the Ideas before Communication 2. Communicate According to the Need of Receiver 3. Consult others before Communicating 4. Be aware of Language, Tone and Content of Message 5. Convey Things of Help and Value to Listeners 6. Ensure Proper Feedback 7. Communicate for Present […]