Bernard Weiner's Theory Of Motivation In An Organization

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What is motivation? According to Oxford Dictionaries, motivation is a desire or willingness to do something. It is origin from the word ‘motive’. It refers to the internal and external forces that arouse desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal. It is also the process of governing choices made by persons or lower organism among alternative forms of voluntary activity (Vroom, 64).
1.1 Importance of Motivation Motivation is very important for an organization due to its benefits that it is able to bring. First of all, motivation can improve the performance level of employee. The ability to do work and willingness to do work both affect
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Bernard Weiner’s Three-Dimensional Theory of Attribution assumes that people try to determine why we do what we do. According to Weiner, the reason we attribute to our behaviour can influence how we behave in the future. In order to apply this theory to the construction industry, the managers have to make sure that they give their employees specific feedback, letting them know that they can improve. This theory can prevent them from attributing their failure to an innate lack of skill and see that success is controllable if they work harder or use different strategies. The managers also can praise their employees for showing an improvement, even if the outcome was still not correct. For example, they might praise their employees for using the correct method even though the results were not good. In this way, they can encourage employees to improve the skills in the future to avoid making the same…show more content…
The incentive is a promise for greater action. It is also called as a stimulus to greater action. Incentives mean additional remuneration or benefit to an employee in acknowledgment of achievement or better work. Incentives provide a drive or energy to the employee for better productivity. Therefore, this is such a powerful way to motivate the employees. Besides monetary incentive, there are some other stimuli which can motivate a person to have a better performance. This includes job satisfaction, job security, job promotion, and pride for accomplishment. The followings are the need of the incentives: to increase productivity, to drive or arouse a stimulus work, to enhance commitment in work performance, to inculcate zeal and enthusiasm towards work, and to get the maximum of their capabilities so that they are exploited and utilized

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