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Lecture 5

MHR 405 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Drive Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, Balanced Scorecard

Human Resources
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MHR 405
Sathy Sritharakumar

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Chapter 5: Foundation of Employee Motivation
Motivation Defined
Forces within a person that affect direction/intensity/persistence of voluntary behaviour
o Less motivated = less productive
o Knowing what you want, why you're here, etc
Employee Engagement
Emotional and cognitive motivation
Focused, intense, purposive effort towards goals
High level of absorption (focus)
High self-efficacy
Drives and Needs
Drives (primary needs)
o Brain activity that energize individuals through emotions to correct deficiencies
o and maintain equilibrium
o Prime movers of behaviour - activate emotions that put us in a state of readiness
o Goal-directed forces that people existence
o We channel emotional forces toward specific goals (ie being told you can't do something,
proving people wrong)
o Goals are formed by self-concept, social norms and experience
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
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