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Factors of Motivation

Factors of Motivation

Written by Dave Gannaway

There is a great deal of research on the various theories and factors of motivation. They generally fall under two headings:

The Theory of Motivation - which covers the many psychological aspects ranging from the traditional with Jung and Freud to the more modern Maslow and Herzberg each covering a wide range of theories.

Practical Motivation - comes from the work place, the shop floor, or the individual who seeks to understand what motivation is and how to get it.

The various theories of motivation are well documented. Below are just four of the major players.

Factors of Motivation

Maslow's Theory of Motivation

Herzberg's Motivation Theory

Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

The Adam’s Equity Theory of Motivation

The second, practical factor of motivation comes from first hand understanding. This sector tends to relate to hands-on ideas by authors who have been exposed to the physical experiences of motivation and know-how.

This group tends to be the most popular amongst those seeking practical help for either self motivation or workplace motivation.

There are many individual categories dealing with a wide range of subjects. These various articles are valuable since they have been produced by authors who have first-hand experience on that topic. These articles Have very specific and detailed information on motivation.

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