Ch 5- Theories of Work Motivation.docx

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Department
Management and Organizational Studies
Course
Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B
Professor
Bill Irwin
Semester
Winter

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Ch 5Theories of Work Motivation Motivation Extent to which persistent effort is directed toward a goal IncludesCharacteristics Effort persistence direction goalsIntrinsic Motivation stems from the direct relationship between the worker and the task it is usually self applied feelings of achievement accomplishment hobbies usually intrinsically motivatedExtrinsic Motivation stems from the work environment external to the task and is usually applied by someone other than the person being motivated pay supervision company policySelf determination theory SDT theory of motivation that considers whether peoples motivation is autonomous or controlled o Autonomous motivation intrinsic and in control of selfs motivation o Controlled motivation people motivated to obtain a desired consequence or extrinsic reward o Generally when extrinsic rewards depend on performance then the motivating potential of intrinsic rewards decreasesPerformance extent to which an organizational member contributes to achieving the objectives of the organization Motivation and performance are not oneto one Intelligence important to performance o General Cognitive Ability refer to a persons basic information processing Intelligence or mental ability o Emotional Intelli
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