Strategies and Techniques for Enhancing Motivation

  1. Objective 8-5 Describe some of the strategies and techniques used by organizations to improve employee motivation.

Understanding what motivates workers is only one part of the manager’s job. The other part is applying that knowledge. Experts have suggested—and many companies have implemented—a range of programs designed to make jobs more interesting and rewarding, to make the work environment more pleasant, and to motivate employees to work harder.

Reinforcement/Behavior Modification

Some managers try to influence workers’ behavior through systematic rewards and punishments for specific behaviors. Such managers first try to define the specific behaviors that they want their employees to exhibit ...

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