“An old formula (Maier, 1967) tells us that Performance = Ability X Motivation. IF you have both talent and desire, you’ll do well. Theories of motivation seek to explain the desire part of that formula (Bolman & Deal, 2017).Select one theory of motivation and discuss two insights it provides into motivating employees.
- In addition to the theories described in the Bolman and Deal text, consider researching the Equity, Expectancy, Goal-Setting or Management by Objectives, and Reinforcement theories.
- Support your response with a specific example.