Herzberg's Motivational Theory: Motivating Employees In The Workplace Quiz

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Employees in an organization are opened to different job factors that either increase or decrease their job satisfaction. Herzberg came up with a theory that best explains what employers should do to ensure maximum job satisfaction and increase motivation. Take the test and see how conversant you are with the theory of motivation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Herzberg definition of motivation?
    • A. 

      Is what gives people a reason to perform or behave in a certain way?

    • B. 

      The willingness to exert high levels of effort to reach organizational goals, conditioned by the effort’s ability to satisfy some individual need.

    • C. 

      The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    Herzberg says that intrinsic motivation is
    • A. 

      Working longs hours

    • B. 

      Taking regular time off

    • C. 

      Doing an activity for self-satisfaction

    • D. 

      Collecting various awards

  • 3. 
    Herzberg says that extrinsic motivation is
    • A. 

      Engaging in various arguments

    • B. 

      Working long hours for overtime pay

    • C. 

      Expressing dissatisfaction regularly

    • D. 

      Doing an activity for enjoyment

  • 4. 
    Offering motivational plans in an organization can reduce
    • A. 

      Grievances

    • B. 

      Pay

    • C. 

      Overtime

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Herzberg view on satisfaction and dissatisfaction is classified into two section
    • A. 

      Individual or group performance

    • B. 

      Motivation and hygiene factors

    • C. 

      Buyer and supplier power

    • D. 

      Written communication and nonverbal communication

  • 6. 
    What answer BEST describes why managers should properly motivate their employees.Managers should motivate their employees because…
    • A. 

      Employees will come to work on time

    • B. 

      Employees will use their time wisely at work

    • C. 

      Employees will perform to the required capacity

    • D. 

      Employees will not perform efficiently

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      To get a promotion

    • B. 

      To help with the development of the organization

    • C. 

      For self-fulfilment

    • D. 

      To impress management