Ashford 3 - Week 2 - Discussion 1 PSY 302 - 35543

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Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


Motivation Theory

An individual may be extrinsically or intrinsically motivated. Theories differ in their descriptions of motivation, as do the the factors that facilitate and inhibit motivation in various work settings. Which motivation theory would you use to describe the challenges with alternative work arrangements (e.g., flex-time, compressed work week, and telecommuting) as discussed in the text? Do you believe the practice of providing alternative work arrangements will continue?  Why or why not?  

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words.  You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the last five years and is cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   

Guided Response:  Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond substantively to at least two of your peers. How does their views regarding the future of alternate work arrangements contrast to the viewpoint you presented in your original post?  Explain your answer.



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According to the text, motivation generated by workers' interest in the job for its own sake (intrinsic motivation) and motivation triggered by tangible, externally generated rewards and/or punishments

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