The relationship between the organization and its members can be
greatly influenced by what motivates individuals to work. The style of
leadership, job design, resources on the job, and environment can all
have a significant effect on the satisfaction of employees and their
performance. Performance is also influenced by individual motivations
(e.g., social, recognition, financial reward, personal growth and
development, and/or intrinsic satisfaction) and can equally impact the
organization. There are many theories that attempt to explain the nature
of motivation. Write a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title
and reference pages) evaluating the relationship between motivation, job
satisfaction, and work performance. Be sure to address the following:
Describe a performance issue which resulted from a motivational problem (what, why, who).
Use a content theory of motivation (e.g., Maslow, Alderfer,
Herzberg, or McClelland) or a process theory (i.e., Adams, Locke, or
Heider and Kelley) to explain how the issue creates a performance
problem for the organization.
Use the theory of motivation you selected to describe an
intervention/action to change the motivation/behavior and correct the
Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition
to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..