Edwin Locke’s Goal Setting Theory of Motivation

Edwin Locke’s Goal Setting Theory of Motivation Edwin Locke’s goal setting theory is among the most dominant theories of work motivation. Systematic and rigorous reviews and meta-analyses have found substantial support for the basic principles of the goal-setting theory. This theory emphasizes that all behavior is motivated, and motivation is a goal-directed process. So, the … Read more

Edgar Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture

Edgar Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture Edgar Schein proposed a model of an organizational culture where the basic assumptions shape values and the values shape practices and behavior, which is the visible part of the culture. Organizations do not adopt a culture in a single day and in fact learn from past experiences and start … Read more

Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory and its Limitations

Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory of Motivation Abraham Maslow’s research was actually focused on human personality, and he suggested that people differ because they differ in their needs and motivation. This came to be known as a ‘third force’ in understanding the human psyche after Freud proposed that behavior can be explained by one’s unconscious desires … Read more