s money, paying employees more $$$, the best long-term motivator for employees, or are there other, better things a manager can do to provide long-term motivation and job satisfaction? Explain.
Use examples from your work history if possible.
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Lesson 10 Motivating Employees
Learning Goal 10-01: Explain Taylors theory of scientific management.
Learning Goal 10-02: Describe the Hawthorne studies and their significance to management.
Learning Goal 10-03: Identify the levels of Maslows hierarchy of needs and apply them to employee
Learning Goal 10-04: Distinguish between the motivators and hygiene factors identified by Herzberg.
Learning Goal 10-05: Differentiate among Theory X, Theory Y, and Theory Z.
Learning Goal 10-06: Explain the key principles of goal-setting, expectancy, reinforcement, and equity
Learning Goal 10-07: Show how managers put motivation theories into action through such strategies as
job enrichment, open communication, and job recognition.
Learning Goal 10-08: Show how managers personalize motivation strategies to appeal to employees
across the globe and across generations.
Motivating employees is a true art. There is no formula that you can learn
that will work with every person and in every situation. Motivation of
employees involves an understanding of people, good judgment, good
intuition, good communication skills, and the ability to correctly read a
situation. There are probably some more components, but this gives you the
idea that motivating employees is often, not a simple, easy task.
The Art of Employee Motivation
Managers and scientists have been studying the motivation of employees for
over 100 years. Even in this high tech age, we do not have all the answers.
In over 100+ years of studying motivation, there have been many theories.
Some theories were believed and practiced for decades and then abandoned.
A few theories have survived for decades and are still practiced today.
There are several important theories that have survived the test of time and
are still taught in management courses. Some of the important ones are
Maslows Theory, Herzbergs Theory, Reinforcement Theory, and Equity
There are a couple of other important theories explored in this chapter. One
is Theory X and Theory Y. These theories pertains to management style. Im
sure that you will recognize some of your past managers as being either
Theory X or Theory Y managers.
Management by Objectives
And, finally, one of the most important and widely practiced theories is
Management by Objective (MBO). MBOs were initially used for managing
managers. Over time. Managers saw that MBOs could be very effective in
managing employees at all levels of the organization.
Management of Objective starts with establishing objectives and goals for
each person. For MBOs to work as intended, goals and objectives must be
established in the correct way. The SMART method (illustrated above) is an
excellent method of setting good goals and objectives.
Goals are intended to be motivational. It is part of human nature to respond
positively to goals that are established correctly. Improperly set goals can
have the opposite result, and result in demotivation.
It is important for managers to insure all goals are SMART goals. As
individuals, we need to be sure that we never have a goal that does not
meet the SMART criteria.
I have always managed and been managed with SMART goals and MBOs.
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