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Three types of theories and a number of theories under each type.

Content theories of motivation help us to understand human needs.

Process theories of motivation offer additional insights into how people give meaning to rewards.

Reinforcement theory of motivation focuses attention on the environment as a major source of rewards.

Reflect on various concepts and theories in light of the assignment question you are investigating

Q1: Do you agree that the IT companies described in this case study have lessons for every organisation? If so, what are these lessons?

First one is a close question, you need to answer "Yes" or "No" and discuss your reasons to support. (attention on "every organisation")

Second one is a open question, you need to search the lessons from the case by reading a few times and research the companies in other resources. The lessons can be positive or negative depends on your argument.

Q2: In sectors such a government(also known as a public sector), managers have relatively little room to move in providing the kinds of perks discussed in this case study. What else can they do to make their workplaces more attractive and motivating?

A statement is given in Q2. (you may disagree with the statement) The question is given on the condition that the statement is accepted as a fact. You have an opportunity to apply a few of motivation theories workable to this type of organizations. You may identify characteristics of the organization, develop applications with supporting arguments.

Q3: Can you see any hidden dangers or traps in the happiness that James McGill expresses about his life at Google?

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In particular, for the objective of any organization (including IT and non-IT companies) is to achieve targeted goals. These goals include the proper format of decision making, utilization of resources, and achieving the client satisfaction. The mentioned goals are possible to achieve with proper managerial activities, thereby guiding each employee to produce the best results for the organization (Michel, Kavanagh, & Tracey, 2013).

Note that the motivation in this consideration renders the employees to be in good state of mind. This infers that well-being state is possible to achieve by motivating the employees to have a healthy state of physical, mental and societal (interaction) within the workplace (Bernadette van Rijn, Yang, & Sanders, 2013).




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