Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory Analysis

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Talent development is comprised of organizational human resource processes that are designed with the intent to aid in the motivation, development/growth, attraction, and retention, of productive and engaged employees. In order for a human resource or talent development program to be successful, the employee/individual must be motivated to not only participate in the activities but to learn and apply what has been learned to improve performance. Professionals in the HR/Talent Development department need to understand how to apply motivational tools, processes and theories in order to continuously meet and adapt to the changing needs of their employees, due to the fact that every individual is unique/different. 1. The need-based theories that…show more content…
The theory addresses that while survival/hygiene needs are met does not mean there is job satisfaction or improvement of performance. Motivation factors, on the other hand, create job satisfactory, performance improvement and satisfy growth needs. By using the two-factor theory, employees can be motivated by the fact that hygiene factors are present, therefore preventing any potential dissatisfaction, while adding motivation factors to increase job satisfaction, commonly referred to as job enrichment (Werner, 2017). In order to successfully apply Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory in talent development, employers need to focus more on adding motivators such as (but not limited to) increased responsibility, awards, promotions and recognition for things they have done exceptionally well at or improved…show more content…
The theory states that an individual will purposefully choose to do certain activities they know or believe they can accomplish or perform to result in a specific outcome. The decision regarding what activities to pursue is based on the following beliefs: expectancy (E), instrumentality (I) and valence (V). Expectancy belief(s) refers to how the application of effort to a task will result in the outcome of successfully accomplishing it. Instrumentality belief refers to the judgment of connection between the performance of the task and probable outcomes. Valence belief refers to the value someone places on a specific

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