Let1 Task 317.1.1-06 Essay

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The expectancy theory was developed by Victor H. Vroom in 1964 as a systematic explanation of individual motivation within the workplace. This theory put forth three key components: expectancy, performance, and valence. From the base component of the theory, which is expectancy, behavior is built by an individual’s value of the reward or valence. Vroom’s theory of expectancy is used by manager to understand how individual employees are motivated and how they will respond to rewards closely tied to the tasks given. Expectancy is proposed to be an individual’s understanding of how their effort leads to a given performance level. Vroom put forth in his theory that individuals believe the more effort put into a task or objective, the better …show more content…

The employees stated the lack of effort to master the new process may be due to the lack of physical dexterity needed. Management may be able to address this issue by pairing who have successfully mastered the new process with those that are having issues. By mentoring the employees that have doubts about their capabilities, they may find that they are indeed capable of the new process, leading to their belief that they have the physical aptitude to complete the tasks required. Mentoring will help these employees with self-efficacy. The second issue, a lack of effort to reach the company’s stated goals could possible a two-fold issue. It is possible that these goals must be measured both in production count and in production quality. Management may be able to address the second issue and the third issue (no reward for achieving the company’s stated goals) through creating a recognition program and evaluating the level of bonuses given to employees. A recognition program that could measure the quality of the items produced, as well as a second recognition category for the quantity of items produced may give employees a reward that would have more intrinsic value then a bonus that has little monetary value due to tax withholdings. Rewards given could be something as simple as an employee

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