Motivation is Owned by the Individual

Expectancy Theory
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

Expectancy Theory > Best Practices

David Whitfield, Professor, United States
Motivation is a slippery slope. I believe Wlodkowski who says: one cannot directly motivate another since motivation is owned by the individual; it comes from within us. It's the same as telling one to stop thinking abut sex. You have no control over that person's thinking, though you may provide an ambiance of sorts to do so; the same applies to motivation. However, the leader can foster motivation by addressing two questions: 1. What do you need that you're not getting? 2. What can I do to make this relationship better, different, or more...(you choose the word)? Then listen carefully to the response. Most, if not all want to be recognized, validated, and respected. Performance expectations and metrics must be crystal clear; finally, leaders must be consistent in their behavior--no Jekyll and Hyde--of integrity, trust, rewards, and punishment. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

Sign up for free     Log in

  Keith Whenmouth

Motivation Through Discretionary Effort and Retention

A measure of motivation is the willingness to expe (...)

  Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan

The Constituents of Motivation - Fair & Sqare

If the corporate vision is clouded – or if there i (...)

  Nelson Mwape

The Extent the Motivation is Owned by the Individual

Motivating employees depends on which motivation t (...)

  David Whitfield, Professor, United States

How Motivation is Owned by the Individual: The Influence of Culture

- I agree with Mr. Whenmouth re: a willingness (a (...)

  Nelson Mwape

The Constituents of Motivation - Fair & Sqare

I support Arif's sentiments employees are motivate (...)

More on Expectancy Theory
🔥Is your Job Meaningful?
Human Motivation Lies Within
Can Perpetual Demotivation Be Reversed?
Best Practices
🥇How Can You Motivate Knowledge Workers?
🥈What Motivates Employees? The Answer Depends (Partly) on their Generation
🥉Working hard for a raise?
Motivation in Non-Profit Organizations
What is the distinguishing ratio?
Controlling the Minds of Employees
Extended Version of the Expectancy Theory (Lambright)
Motivating an Employee by Valence
Effort Leads to Performance
Motivating an Employee by Expectancy
Theory of Needs by Maslow versus Vroom's Expectancy Theory
Misunderstandings About Motivation
Creative Chaos is Conducive to Motivation
Motivation is Owned by the Individual
Expectancy versus Needs?
Motivation Should be a Two-way Process
Marrying Employee and Employer Goals and Expectations
Measuring Motivation:The PIAV Assessment
Satisfaction from Achieving Goals
Motivating Workers: McGregor´s Example
Motivation for Success
Problems with Expectancy Theory. Disadvantages
What Precisely is Valence? Definition of Valence
Applications of the Expectancy Theory
Motivating Disengaged Employees
Social and Organisational Psychology
How to Align Vroom's Theory with Psychological Contract in Disengaged Employees?
Significance of Expectancy Theory
Small Motivation Tips
Special Interest Group Leader

Are you an expert in Expectancy Theory? Sign up for free

Expectancy Theory
Knowledge Center


Next Topic

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.6 - Last updated: 20-10-2020. All names ™ of their owners.