Introduction to Business
March 16, 2013
Different needs of motivations are needed for different people. So it’s important to make sure that you pursue the needs of the individual. To motivate an employee, the manager has to be able to recognize the level of which need the employee is at, then use that level to motivate them. Make sure that the employee needs of belonging have been meant. An employee has a need to be recognized by others and respected. This gives them the need of self-confidence, prestige, power, and control. This makes them feel useful and has some effect on their work environment. Once you have made sure that the social and esteem needs are meant of each individual employee, and are satisfied. Then you can start to work on the self-actualization need of the employee. This need needs to maximize one’s potential. Maslow said “What a man can be, he must be”. Then the desire to become to what one is capable of being. Just to state though that Maslow realized that his hierarchy was not intended to apply universally, and that there were certain, “I guess you could say” holes in his theory. In an organization theory, as in job satisfaction, motivation, and reward system, motivation is the strongest influence in these areas. Maslow’s hierarchical states that unmet needs motivate people to satisfy them. Herzberg states satisfaction are not opposites so there not on the same continuum. McGregors, Theory X states that people inherent a dislike for work so will avoid it when can. Even though there is no evidence to support his theory. When asked to support his theory into action, he didn’t know how to. Theory X and theory Y are solely assumptions. Most people are a mixture of both. Different needs of peoples backgrounds, and cultures have different hierarchies of needs. Resources
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