M7 – Motivation Concepts

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.

M5 – Personality

Don’t forget to “log in,” first. Then, respond to this post by scrolling to the bottom and selecting “Post Comment.”

  • Remember, initial posts are due Wednesday at 11:30 PM
  • Your posts must be professionally written and articulated well for a 300-level collegiate course.
  • Select “Reply” under your classmates post to respond to them.  Remember, replies to your classmates are due by Saturday at 11:30 PM

M5 (Week 5) Assignment

As a current or future supervisor, you will be responsible for leading a team of employees to help achieve organizational objectives. Understanding personality and values will help you determine the best techniques to keep your team focused, motivated and effective.

What is your biggest take away from this chapter on Personality and Values?  How will you use it as a supervisor in the future?

M3 – Job Satisfaction

M3 – Job Satisfaction

Don’t forget to “log in,” first. Creating your initial post this time is a little easier than your Introduction post. To create your initial post, read the questions below and then post to it by scrolling to the bottom, entering your text in the field and select “Post Comment.”

  • Remember, initial posts (at least 2 paragraphs) are due Wednesday at 11:30 PM
  • Your posts must be professionally written and articulated well for a 300-level collegiate course.
  • When you are ready to respond to a classmate, find their post and select “Reply” under your classmates post.  Remember, replies to your classmates are due by Saturday at 11:30 PM

M3 (Week 3) Assignment

Job satisfaction can affect every aspect of one’s life and career. When employees are satisfied, it leads to a more productive work life, reduces employee turnover, increases employee health, increases loyalty, etc. There is many benefits to learning to manage the satisfaction of your employee or work teams. Let’s discuss how you were either satisfied and unsatisfied in your previous positions. Choose one question from below to answer.  

  1. Describe a job you have held in which you were very satisfied and had a good attitude about your work. What factors caused you to be so satisfied and happy? How will you use (or how have you used) this experience as a supervisor?
  2. Describe a job you have held in which you were very dissatisfied and had a poor attitude about your work. What factors caused you to be dissatisfied and what could management have done to increase your job satisfaction?