Expectancy Theory versus Human Needs?

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Teacher, Mexico

Expectancy Theory versus Human Needs?

There are many different ways to reach goals, but I believe that the NEEDS have more weight than the EXPECTANCY. So what about Maslow thinking of human behavior?


David Notgrass
Teacher, United States

Combining Vroom's Expectancy Theory with Maslow's Theory of Needs

Combining expectancy theory with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs would allow the leader to structure the reward in line with Maslow's needs. This results in follower's motivation through effort to achieve rewards with high valence.

Management Consultant, Philippines

Vroom and Maslow

I find that there is no conflict between the expectancy theory of Vroom and Maslow's. In this age of the knowledge worker, where knowledge represents the ability to use information productively, one's motivation will be essentially dictated by the intensity of his needs and his expectancies.
Nobody works for nothing, whether it is money, or recognition, or self-fulfillment. If the highest expectancy rests on the deepest need, it will surely be a driver for exceptional results. Putting it backwards, as Lebeouf states it, what gets rewarded gets done.

Andreas, Germany

Theory of Needs by Maslow versus Vroom's Expectancy Theory

Unlike the Theory of Needs by Maslow, Vroom's Expectancy Theory (ET) does NOT a priori assumes there... Sign up

Jay, India

ET is personal, individual

Indeed, the formula derived by ET is related to the personal goal. Suppose you have a never ending n... Sign up

Francis Mathew, UK

Expectancy Theory versus Maslow's Model

ET does have that predictive capability. Managers are concerned with how to get the maximum out of a... Sign up

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Expectancy Theory versus Theory of Needs

The individual's goal(s) in expectancy theory are similar to the more general human needs that Maslo... Sign up


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