I need an explanation for this Management question to help me study.
Using the motivation theories, explain either your best, or your worst workplace experience in terms of motivation. Go in detail and provide information on your boss, work, context, environment etc. that affected your motivation. How and why did the situation lead you to perform at your best? Alternatively, how and why did you chose to not be performing according to expectations?
If you have little or no prior work experience, or don’t feel comfortable sharing, please watch the movie “Office Space” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/ (Links to an external site.)) and analyze the situation Peter Gibbons and his colleagues are experiencing (you may chose either character, however, I recommend you address Peter Gibbon’s situation). If you chose to analyze the movie, your analysis has to go beyond the two short videos posted on the course website. Using the theories discussed, explain why he is motivated, or not so motivated, to perform highly.
As a reminder, the eight motivation theories discussed in the book and in class were:
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Alderfer’s ERG Theory
- Herzberg’s Two-factor Theory
- McClelland’s Motive Dispositions Theory
- Equity Theory
- Expectancy Theory
- Reinforcement Theory
- Goal Setting Theory
Length & Structure: Your assignment should not exceed three to three and a half (double spaced) pages in length (Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced) that is, about one (1) page (double spaced) for each theory (required), 0.5 page introduction (optional). Please make sure to use headlines, introductions, and other elements of structure. An introduction might help if you are referencing your own work experience. It is less important if you opt to analyze the movie.
Grading: This assignment will be graded 70% on your ability to correctly apply motivation theories and 30 % on grammar and spelling. It is therefore important that you carefully edit your answers before turning them in. Please make sure you reference three different theories. If you analyze the same theory three times you will receive full points. If you chose your own work experience, you may analyze the same or different work situations/jobs.