Workplace Motivation and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Organization
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL Patrick AFB United States
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This paper investigates the concept of motivation and its significance to the workplace. Goal-setting theory is discussed first as it has a long history of research in workplace motivation. Self-determination theory, a relatively new theory related to workplace motivation, is then explored. The theories are fundamentally different but ultimately have the same goal, to guide an organization in creating a work environment that allows for maximum production and for employees to experience job satisfaction and express self-efficacy. The paper concludes by highlighting the best ideas from each theory as noted by the author, as well as suggestions that go beyond the theories of goal-setting and self-determination.