AS Applied business - investigating people at work

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What is Taylor's scientific management theory?
He believes that workers were motivated solely by money , ideas became less popular after the 60s
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What is Mayo's human relations school?
Workers are motivated by the way they in they interact with each other, working in teams
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What is Maslow's hierachy of needs?
Believed that the reason people go to work changes, people work up the hierachy , Physiological needs , safety needs , social needs , self-esteem , self realisation
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What are the issues of Maslow's approach?
Primarily studying human behaviour ,Not concentrating on the effect on the businesses also some levels of hierachy do not exist for some people , some rewards fit into more than one level , self-actualisation is never permanently achieved
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What is Herzber's two factor theory?
not basd around money. split into two groups motivators and hygiene factors
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What are the implications of herzberg's theory?
Providing job enrichment can be expensive , findings were based on a very small sample , similar surveys have obtained very different results
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Theory X
These managers believe that workers: Are lazy , need to be pushed , avoid responsibility , have no initiative , respond to threats
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Theory Y
These managers believe that workers: Are keen , will work on their own , seek responsibility , seek to show initiative , respond to rewards
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How useful is Mcgregors x and y theory?
Mcgregor based his ideas on maslows hierachy , it is not a motivation theory , most managers fall somewhere between these two extremes
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