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Watch the movie “Office Space” and analyze the situation Peter Gibbons and his colleagues are experiencing
Motivation Theories Assignment
Watch the movie “Office Space” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/ (Links to an external site.)) and analyze the situation Peter Gibbons and his colleagues are experiencing (you may chose either character, however, I recommend you address Peter Gibbon’s situation). If you chose to analyze the movie, your analysis has to go beyond the two short videos posted on the course website. Using the theories discussed, explain why he is motivated, or not so motivated, to perform highly.
As a reminder, the eight motivation theories discussed in the book and in class were:
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Alderfer’s ERG Theory
- Herzberg’s Two-factor Theory
- McClelland’s Motive Dispositions Theory
- Equity Theory
- Expectancy Theory
- Reinforcement Theory
- Goal Setting Theory
Length & Structure: Your assignment should not exceed three to three and a half (double spaced) pages in length (Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced) that is, about one (1) page (double spaced) for each theory (required), 0.5 page introduction (optional). Please make sure to use headlines, introductions, and other elements of structure. An introduction might help if you are referencing your own work experience. It is less important if you opt to analyze the movie.
Grading: This assignment will be graded 70% on your ability to correctly apply motivation theories and 30 % on grammar and spelling. It is therefore important that you carefully edit your answers before turning them in. Please make sure you reference three different theories. If you analyze the same theory three times you will receive full points. If you chose your own work experience, you may analyze the same or different work situations/jobs.
File Format: You are required to upload your assignment in the form of a WORD or PDF document. If your document uses a different file format it will not be read and graded you will receive ZERO points. Please be aware that you cannot re-submit your document in the proper file format after the deadline has passed, even if you submit a different (unreadable) file format in time. If your file format is NEITHER PDF NOR WORD your assignment cannot be read and graded and you will receive ZERO points. The link will close after the due date that is posted. There is going to be a zero tolerance for late submissions.