Work Theories Of Motivation

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According to the classic work theories motivation tends to focus on individual workers and the way in which their needs, goals, and rewards affect their performance and work behavior. In the modern business era, a majority of companies or jobs require that individuals work with peers in virtual teams and collaborative work groups. The current work force revolves around the concept of cooperation, or in other words, “we” over “I”. (Elelmers, De Gilder, & Haslam, 2004) Individuals are motivated to do their best by their own independent goals and incentives. Despite this, developments and changes taking place in the workplace are making individual goals less clear and are focusing more on groups in which individuals cannot be seen as
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One particular time I worked in a school project which required us to participate in groups and included various elements such as written papers and a team presentation to the class. During this project, I had access to various learning materials such as textbooks and the knowledge of my peers who worked with me on the project. This helped me improve many of my skills, including writing and presenting. Furthermore, this also improved my ability to understand the given material more quickly and effectively. Working within a group gave me the chance to share and discuss great ideas. The amount of knowledge among the group gave me insight on how to deal with problems and come up with the best possible solutions with everyone in the group. These projects also forced me to confront the group with certain problems and difficulties that we faced, and allowed me to share my views on how to resolve any sort of argument or problem that came we across. Overall, it was a necessary learning experience that gave me interactive experience on problem solving and encouraging cooperation in the most civil way …show more content…
As a result of the faster innovation and growing competition in the market, technology has increased the speed of transmission, the volume, the variety, and the quality of the information organizations are expected to process within limited amounts of time. These days, a vast majority of jobs require the ability to work with others as well as the ability to adapt the to the changing work environments and leadership styles. The constant growth of businesses has many benefits, but at the same time, it also comes with many detriments. A benefit of this growth has been the increased use of teams as an appropriate way of dealing with complex problems and issues above and beyond individual capacities. Research from the Academy of Management indicates that the use of teams, which has been increasing with the passage of time, is more profitable and less time consuming. This research conducted on teams has been obtained over the past three decades from various organizations and businesses, both small level and global level operations. With the current competitive work force, use of teams in organizational settings shows no signs of slowing down. (Edward & Gagne,

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