d. Lead to choosing or preferring a particular behavior
Every person has needs that they desire to satisfy. The desire to satisfy the needs ~ Leads to actions that will fulfill their needs. The performance of need fulfilling actions ~ Leads to rewards from the employer, retention in the job, promotion after sometime and satisfaction from doing the job. The satisfaction and the reward yielding job Reinforces the actions and causes them to be repeated.
2. If it affects ourselves, it also affects those around us or humanity
3. Interest increases with knowledge
4. Interest increases with increased ability or skill
5. Interest flows from one area
to another if the two are
clearly connected in thought
Motivation is Everybody’s Problem Your children, particularly teenagers won’t do the assigned homework; or, not performing well in studies. You are a wife and you want to motivate your husband to stop smoking, or drinking, or to loose weight.
Motivation is Everybody’s Problem Your superiors or supervisors are always on your tail – and you need to motivate them to get off. You are the group leader and you need to get things Done to meet the targets fixed. There are breakdowns, shutdowns, and problems everywhere. Continuous tension. We don’t seem to know where we are going.
Motivation The inner state causing an individual to behave in a way that ensures goal accomplishment.
Motivation in an organization is shaped and directed by the relationship between managers and employees.
Without motivation there is no change. No learning. No action. And, most important of all, without motivation there are no results.
Motivational Theories explore what drives people to behave in certain ways.
The Motivation Process – people go from need to motive to behavior to consequence to satisfaction or dissatisfaction
Model of Motivation NEED-Creates desire to fulfill needs (food, friendship, recognition, achievement). BEHAVIOR-Results in actions to fulfill needs. REWARDS-Satisfy needs; intrinsic or extrinsic rewards. FEEDBACK-Reward informs person whether behavior was appropriate and should be used again.