“JAY AND MICHELLE”
(A Case Study On Motivation)
THE CONCEPT OF MOTIVATED BEHAVIOUR
Motivation is a theoretical concept used to explain behaviour. It explains the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as an individuals direction to behaviour or what causes a person to want to repeat a behaviour and vice versa (Greenberg, 1999).
This paper will be focusing on the behaviour and motivation of two people named Jay and Michelle. They were both newly hired professionals at SlimLine Company — a company that produces recliners — who needed young engineers to innovate their stagnant ideas in their facility in Cavite. In this paper, differences on how Jay and Michelle make their decisions and opinions will be presented accompanied by the theoretical constructs of motivation.
This paper will be presenting Jay and Michelle’s motivated behaviour in (a) deciding to accept job, (b) reactions to training program, (c) satisfaction with job of Jay, and (d) satisfaction with job and continued education of Michelle. At the end of this paper, Jay and Michelle’s case will be taken into consideration in discussing the inferences that can be made from the (a) interaction between personality and the individual system, and the (b) interaction between personality and the formal organisation.
A. Decision to Accept Job
Decision making and motivation are interdependent and mutually influencing. Decision making is a process which affects the motivation of the decision maker while motivation underlies what a decision maker choose to do or not to do (Pohankova, 2010). We can relate Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory as to why Jay and Michelle both accepted the employment offered by SimLine.
Jay can be classified in the lower order where physiological and safety needs are important while Michelle can be classified in the higher order where social, esteem and self actualisation are important (Robbins, 2003). Jay, being...