Social and Environment Issues are Missing in 2 Factor Theory

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Pedro, Brazil

Social and Environment Issues are Missing in 2 Factor Theory

I think that the Herzberg theory is great, but it does ignore the fact that even with great structure of Motivators and Hygiene factors a company might suffer from social issues, such as fairness in setting job tasks, and environmental issues, such as polluting nature or exhausting natural resources.


Norman Dragt

Research Shortcoming Herzberg

I think you are correct Pedro, but I assume it is caused by Herzberg research location, 200 accountants. Most accountants work in a surrounding that is strongly structured by regulation and laws, so job task setting is unnecessary as this is ruled by laws and rules from regulatory organizations. Also most accountants have a personality that likes hygiene.
So I agree that this theory lacks, but probably is very useful in well regulated jobs like accountant, lawyer, civil servant, etc.

S. Lago
Business Consultant, Canada

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