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- Created on: 01-05-14 09:28
Elton mayo Motivational Theory
He argued that people respond positivley not only to financial rewards but also the working environment and social interaction. His ideas wer developed from studies at the western electric hawthorn works in Chicago, which led to th phrase " the hawthorne effect" being used to describe his findings.
In this study, mayo changed different elements within a group of workers to see how their motivation levels changed. The results from this study showed that employees were bets motivated by:
- better communication
- greater management involvement
- working in groups
Fredrick Taylor - money
Fredrick Taylor - money
Taylor argues that the main method of motivation was money. He believed that providing workers with an aopurtunity to earn more money would increase output and productivity.
This approach demands an autocratic management style, taylor argues that employees donot naturaly enjoy working so they require continous supervision and control. Managers should break work down in manageable chunks so employees do not become de-motivated.
He identified 2 sets of factors that would affect people's motivation at work:- hygeine factors- motivators
Hygeine factors need to be right but do not motivate, however without them the motivtors have no base on which to operate. For example, hygeine factors could be salary, working conditions, relationships, security, status, personal life. Employees beocme de-motivated when these are not present within the workforce but they do not motivate alone.
Motivators could be promotion, recognition, rsponsibility, achievement, work itself, advancement, personal growth. These factors are introduced to make pople work harder.
Heirarchy of needs
Promotion and career progression Self fulfillment
Recognition and rewards Self - esteem
Staff room and team work oppurtunities Social needs
Health and safety provision an job security Safety
Pay and decent working conditions Physcological needs
Theory X and Y management styles
Theory X manager (money)
Employees are lazy and will not work if left to their own devices
Workers need to be closley supervised
Employees show little ambitions and dislike responsibiity
Workrs are only motivated by money and dislike work
Theory Y manager (human factors)
Employees are ambitious and self motivated
Workers are willing to accept greater responsibility
Workers enjoy work and are innovative and creative
Workers want to be trusted
Workers are organised
Workers should be rewarded