LPHR Magazine (March 2013) - Page 29

MOTIVATION CONCEPTS M U otivation is literally the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals - and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So, figure out what you want. Power through the pain. Start being who you want to be. Start to create the environment you want to lead. M Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, B.F. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning, Frederick Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory, Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y, David otivation theo- McClelland’s Acquired ry directly im- Needs Theory, Stacy Adpacts ams’ Equity Theory and employee performance in Victor Vroom’s Expecthe workplace. As such, tancy Theory nderstanding HR Professionals need Motivation Con- a keen understanding of Build your knowledge cepts and Apthe various motivation of these critical theories plications is one of the theories to incorporate to understand the core areas of knowledge them - in a practical foundations of for any Human Resource sense