Increased competition and globalization has led to the need to ensure production of quality products by not only using the latest technology, but also retaining the best work force. Currently, the human resource departments have a hard task of motivating employees within the organization. The human resource department in consultation with industrial psychologists base their decisions on various motivation theories including humanistic, drive and incentive theory. This paper seeks to discuss about the theory that relates to needs, traits or values, which I believe is the humanistic theory.
Humanistic theory of motivation enables one to identify ones traits in order to identify the right motivating factors. It is essential for one to identify the right motivating drivers to various personalities. This will enable team leaders to manage their teams well. Additionally, through the humanistic theory, it is asserted that psychologists find this theory useful while using the Maslow`s theory of needs. This is because the levels of motivation differ from one level of need to the other.
Today`s global market and economic climate necessitates for increased motivation of employees. This is with an aim of retaining the best work force. As such, psychologists are often consulted by the human resource managers. This is with an aim of identifying what works best for their employees. I strongly believe that humanistic theory is not the most relevant in the current world. However, I believe that incentive theory is the most relevant currently. This is because most people are currently motivated by the monetary packages and allowances. As such, people tend to be more satisfied with higher salaries and allowances.
Humanistic motivation theory relates to needs, traits, or values. This is because in order to motivate employees one needs to identify what motives each employee. Nevertheless, the most relevant motivation theory in the current economic climate is the incentive theory.
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