Motivation in the Workplace applying Maslow and Herzberg theories.

Essay by jah_rule24University, Master's December 2003

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Team Motivation Paper:

The motivation process behind the management team of XXXX consists of the respected theories of Abraham Maslow and Fredrick Herzberg. Using Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Herzberg's motivation-hygiene supposition, this company compounds the necessity to encourage effective productivity of its employees to provide efficient service to consumers. According to Keogh (2003),

Motivation is one of the most loaded nouns in the English language. It has intrinsic negative, as well as positive, connotation and its trigger is different for each individual. In a corporate context, well-motivated employees can enhance a company. Those with poor motivation can generate serious workplace problems. (p.16)

The purpose of this assignment is to examine how XXXX draws upon the success of its employees by motivating them to perform well through the application of Maslow and Herzberg's motivational theories and the details involved in the process.

This new concept of the XXXX drive through installation process has met with an unbelievable response from the public.

The number of units installed since the start of business far exceeds the projected numbers. Management and employees are pleased with store performance and management is going to provide the employees with a production bonus that will reward the employees for all of their hard work.

The employees need rewards because they have been working long hours and spending much time away from their families in the process of opening the new stores. The first reward they will receive relates to Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The employees feel rewarded with a high amount of self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done. This also ties in with self-actualization as the employees have endured the many hardships of opening a new business. Both of these needs are part of Maslow's higher order need because they encompass...