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Contemporary Motivation Theories

Contemporary Motivation Theories

Author: Jeff Carroll

This lesson discusses the major modern theories of motivation relevant to business.

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Terms to Know
Equity Theory

A theory of motivation which argues that employees will work more consistently and generally enjoy their job more, if they believe all employees are being treated in the same manner.

Expectancy Theory

A theory of motivation which argues that individuals will work harder if they believe that what they expect and want will actually happen.

Goal Setting Theory

A theory of motivation which argues that setting meaningful goals will increase productivity.

Management by Objectives (MBO)

A system of management which argues that if both managers and employees understand and agree upon the organizational objectives then there will be higher motivation and productivity.

Participative Management and Empowerment

A system of management which argues that engaging employees in decision making about thier work will increase job satification.