Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
Does Money Increase Your Motivation?
Important: You must watch the W3 Now What? video in the ‘Required Excersises’ folder in order to answer this discussion question.
Imagine that a coworker is complaining to you about being upset after learning that another coworker is being paid more despite the complaining coworker being at the company a year longer.
Watch the â€œNow What?â€ video and discuss the following questions:
- What role do rewards play in this situation? How do the surface and symbolic values of the rewards influence what happens?
- In chapter 5 we discussed equity theory. How do the concepts from equity theory apply to this situation?
- As a manager, what could you have done to better handle the situation? Why would this be a better solution? Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints that other learners will be able to assess and debate within our weekly discussion forum.
Read at least two learnersâ€™ initial posts and post your responses. Apply the weekly readings to assess your peer postsâ€™ critical factors on the importance of reward systems for motivation.