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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.
CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if HBD4741 has been successfully completed.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Defining motivation and exploring characteristics of motivation.
- Summarizing the function of work design.
- Investigating the function of goal setting.
- Exploring the relationship of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
- Analyzing employee attachment to organization.
- Critiquing cross-cultural influences on motivation.
- Contrasting motivation and performance.
- Investigating the phenomenon of learned helplessness.
- Integrating communication, feedback, and motivation.
- Synthesizing the various theories on reward systems.
- Integrating the employee and organizational development.
- Contrasting job attachment and performance.
- Exploring the effects of individual behavior at work.
- Analyzing social influences on behavior.
- Critiquing the research on job attitudes and performance.
- Exploring the motivational qualities of groups and organizational design.