This week we are studying Motivation Concepts. As you have read, there are a lot of theories written on the subject. The most cited early theory is probably Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Some of the more contemporary theories of motivation include Self-Efficacy Theory, Reinforcement Theory, Equity Theory, Expectancy Theory and the Goal-Setting Theory. This discussion focuses on the Goal-Setting Theory.
On page 234 in the text, read the Point and Counterpoint argument for “Goals Get You to Where You Want to Be.” After reading both sides (Point and Counterpoint), answer the following questions. Then log back in after Wednesday to reply to one of your classmates.
“To Goal or Not to Goal,” that is the question. Which point do you believe is more effective in motivating employees? Why? Provide one example to support your position.