Theories of Motivation
Maslow’s hierarchical model
Assumes that the individual has a powerful set of needs, which can be ranked in a hierarchical order
Two-factor theory by Frédéric Herzberg
This states that certain factors in the workplace result in job satisfaction, whereas certain factors result in dissatisfaction, all acting independently.
The Acquired Needs Theory by David McClelland
The theory states that individuals have three driving motivators – the need for achievement, power, or affiliation.
The theory states that individuals compare themselves with others and are more often dissatisfied.
This theory indicates that an individual’s behavior can be motivated by anticipated results and consequences.