Category Archives for Team Management

Expectancy Theory

The Expectancy Theory of Motivation attempts to explain why people behave the way they do. Do you show up at the office early, work hard, and stay late. Why do you behave this way? Maybe it’s because in return you expect and want to be promoted quickly, and given pay rises? Expectancy Theory basically states […]

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Need Theory of Motivation (McClelland)

McClelland’s Need Theory of Motivation (Three Needs Theory) provides a way for managers to determine the factors motivating each of their team members. Managers and team leaders can use this information to interact with each team member in ways most likely to motivate them. Why Is It Useful? Let’s imagine that you are a manager […]

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Taylor’s Motivation Theory – Scientific Management

Taylor’s Motivation Theory, or Scientific Management, was one of the first theories of motivation in the workplace. Have you ever tried to boost the productivity of your team, but failed? Perhaps you’ve given a rousing speech or explained how important it is that the company hits its targets for the year? Boosting your team’s motivation […]

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Mayo’s Motivation Theory | Hawthorn Effect

Mayo’s Human Relations Motivation Theory, which contains the Hawthorn Effect, is a theory of motivation in the workplace. Have you ever tried to get your team motivated in the workplace? You try various tactics to get your team fired up but nothing really seems to work, and everything stays the way it was. It’s frustrating […]

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