HBD4741

Motivation

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The course presents an in-depth examination of current issues on motivation and their application to real life situations.  Topics include not only the theories of motivation but also goal setting, employee attachment, reward systems, employee attitudes, and the phenomenon of learned helplessness.

 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Defining motivation and discussing characteristics of motivation.
  • Describing the function of work design.
  • Describing the function of goal setting.
  • Defining employee attachment.
  • Understanding the relationship of intrinsic motivation to extrinsic motivation.
  • Discussing groups and organizational design.
  • Describing cross cultural influences on motivation.
  • Contrasting motivation and performance.
  • Understanding the phenomenon of learned helplessness.
  • Describing communication, feedback, and motivation.
  • Discussing various theories on reward systems.
  • Describing employee and organizational development.
  • Contrasting job attitudes and performance.
  • Identifying the effects of individual behavior at work.
  • Discussing social influences on behavior.

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