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1

what's extrinsic motivation?

external- the will to work comes from outside the person or the work, it is stimulated by the promise of a financial reward or promotion

2

define intrinsic motivation

internal- the will to work comes from within the person due to the work itself which is satisfying, challenging or has a meaningful goal. Maslow regarded these as the key drivers of motivation

3

what are schools of thought?

these are people who hold similar views on an issue- in this case what motivates workers

4

what is motivation?

anything that causes people to achieve more than they would otherwise do

5

what is scientific management school?

motivation is extrinsic (external). taylor is the key theorist

6

define human relations school

these ideas focus on meeting workers social needs and by paying attention to them

7

define neo human relations school

motivation is intrinsic (internal) and focuses on fulfilling workers psychological needs at work. maslow and herzberg are key theorists

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what was taylor's motivation theory briefly?

workers are motivated mainly by pay, and workers do not naturally enjoy working and need supervision and control to maximise productivity- autocratic management style

9

what is maslow's theory of motivation briefly?

introduced the neo-human relations school with herzberg which focused on psychological needs of employees, and he put forward that there are five levels of human needs which employees need to have fulfilled at work

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what is herzberg's theory of motivation briefly?

he had close links with maslow and believed that there was a two-factor theory of motivation- motivators and hygiene factors
he believed that businesses should motivate employees by adopting a democratic approach to management