Human Motivation Theory

motivation theoryAccording to McClelland (Mind Tools, 2014) there are three motivators that he believes everyone should have; a need for achievement, a need for affiliation and a need for power; but a person’s characteristics determines the dominant motivator. He believes everyone has these motivators regardless of a persons age, gender and culture but the dominant motivator is determined by cultural and life experiences.

Through the concept of McClelland’s approach, it identifies the dominant motivators of a team, these can influence how goals are set, provide feedback and determine how team members can be rewarded. He believes everyone has these motivators regardless of a persons age, gender and culture but the dominant motivator is determined by cultural and life experiences.

maslows hierarchyMaslow’s hierarchy of needs, presenting peoples different motivations at different levels, originally illustrated the human motivational theory.  Firstly stating people are motivated to fill biological needs, for example, food and shelter alongside the needs of safety love and esteem. Once the lower levels are met the primary motivator becomes the needs for self-actualization, or the desire to fulfill their individual potential.

Famous motivational quotes

 “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.’Albert Einstein

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”  Winston Churchill

Further quotes available at:-

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu101170.html#cM0BdW5VTFpXjoht.99

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html

This theory could represent all everyone in the Hunger Games but prominently the poorer people of the Districts.

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