Motivation In Human Behavior

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Every person on this planet is driven by something called motivation. Motivation Plays Vital role in determining individuals success and their ability to perform at workplace in attaining organizational goals. Many researchers such as Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor, and McClelland have significantly researched on the human behavior in order to get better insights on the impact motivation has on humans behavior and the outcome of which have been tested in practice by manager’s who wants to improve efficiency, performance and motivation in their employees. In today’s competitive business environment concepts of motivation have been brought to light in attainment of organizational as well as personal goals of the employees. Concepts such as John Stacy…show more content…
& Messe, Lawrence A., 1971). His research shows that an individual who discover that they are in an inequitable relationship attempt to reduce their resultant distress by restoring either “actual” or “psychological/perceived” equity to their relationship (Adams, 1965). The essential structure of Equity Theory is that it consists of four interdependent, or interlocking, propositions.
The first proposition is that an individual will attempt to maximize outcomes (where an outcome equals reward minus punishment). The second proposition is that an individual in groups may maximize collective reward by devising systems for equitable apportionment of resources and will reward group members who treat others in an equitable fashion and punish group members who treat each other inequitably. The third proposition is that an individual who, find they are participating in inequitable relationships will become distressed at a level that is directly proportionate to the level of in-equitability exhibited. The fourth proposition is that an individual will attempt to eliminate distress and resolve equity when they find themselves in an inequitable
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