MGMT591 Discussions Week 3


MGMT591 Discussions Week 3
Post your Motivating Potential Score (MPS) with a shortened title describing the job for which…



MGMT591 Discussions Week 3

MGMT591 Discussions Week 3

All Students Posts 164 Pages 

Application of Motivation Theories – 81 Pages 

CLASS…here is our case study on motivation for this week. Concentrate your efforts on helping the class understand the varied motivation theories in our readings this week. Description:
This case centers on a newly minted college graduate who takes a position as an assistant manager at a family-owned chain of video outlets. The new assistant manager’s interactions with his immediate boss, the family’s son, and the owners make for an interesting dynamic for our study of motivation theories this week….Provide an explanation why Robert quit his job using ONE of the following motivation theories.

  • Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy
  • Alderfer’s ERG-
  • Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory
  • Theory X, Theory Y
  • McClelland’s Learned Needs Theory
  • Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
  • Equity Theory
  • Locke’s Goal Setting Theory
  • Self-Efficacy Theory
  • Reinforcement Theory
  • Procedural Justice
  • Bonus: Self-Determination Theory
  • Bonus: Integrative Theory of Motivation (Exhibit 7-9, p. 208)

What is the purpose of teaching motivation skills to managers? Should managers learn these skills so they can help employees reach their potential? Or are we teaching these skills to managers so they can more effectively manipulate their employees’ behavior? What do you think?…

Job Characteristics Model and Rewards/Recognition – 83 Pages 

In Chapter 8 our authors introduce the Job Characteristics Model. Please open the attached excel spreadsheet– Job Diagnostic Survey. Click on the survey tab at the bottom of the sheet and complete the survey. Note that there are 5 tabs…introduction, survey, results, graph of your results, and tutorial.
Post your Motivating Potential Score (MPS) with a shortened title describing the job for which the score applies. Then describe specific things that can be done to enrich the job using the core job dimensions identified by the job characteristics model. What obstacles would have to be overcome to apply the model to this particular job? [Please list the scores for each of the 5 core job dimensions as well]

So what does this mean? Why should we care about someone’s MPS score?
How does this model compare to the process and content models of motivation we’re discovering in our other thread?…