Motivational Theories and the Potential Effects of Their Practical Application Within the Workplace for the Purpose of Enhancing Human Performance. Essay

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Motivational Theories And The Potential Effects Of Their Practical Application Within The Workplace For The Purpose Of Enhancing Human Performance. Contents Introduction pg 3 Theories of Motivation pg 3, 4 Application of Motivational Theory pg 4, 5 Application of Social Marketing for Risk Reduction pg 4, 5, 6 Conclusions pg 6 Introduction This paper will discuss motivational theories and the potential effects of their practical application within the workplace for the purpose of enhancing human performance. The aim of this discussion is to consider our understanding of content and process theory within the public sector and more especially within the context of the modern Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), where, it could be argued that many of the traditional motivating factors associated with the ‘esprit de corps’ of the operational response role have been superseded by an unmitigated regimen shift. Theories of Motivation The theory of motivation is a complex subject that is influenced by many individual and group variables. According to Mitchell (1982) workers are unique individuals who have choice of action. As such motivation is defined as “the degree to which an individual wants and chooses to engage in certain specified behaviours” and this is influenced by extrinsic ‘tangible’ rewards such as salary and benefits or, intrinsic ‘psychological’ rewards, such as job satisfaction and recognition. The level of engagement in the work process and the individual behavior exhibited however is also likely to be affected by a varying number of emotional influences at any specific time; including the amount

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