Theories of Motivation in Compensation Design

Assignment 2: Discussion—Theories of Motivation in Compensation Design

Theories of motivation underpin many of the decisions managers and their advisers make about rewards systems.

In this assignment, you will cover some of the most common motivation theories human resources (HR) personnel and compensation professionals use while designing their compensation strategies.

Tasks:

Respond to the following:

Evaluate how outdated motivation theories can lead to ineffective and antiquated rewards systems, as noted by Bowey (2005). Analyze the role that culture as a component of compensation design plays in the creation of motivation theories. Bowey, A. (2005, Winter). Motivation: The art of putting theory into practice.

Submission Details:

By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area. Through the end of the Module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, make sure you include course content and appropriate references to support your statements. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

Read your peers’ answers. Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas. Make sure your writing is clear, concise, and organized; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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Assignment 2: Discussion—HR Challenges in Relation to People and Technology

Strategic planning in HR is about using technological tools and working with people. This assignment will allow you to think about both areas.

Use your module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet to research HR challenges in relation to people and technology in terms of strategic planning.

Then, respond to the following:

Identify and describe at least three HR challenges in relation to people and technology in terms of strategic planning. Could social networking be used to address some of the challenges? Support your positions with appropriate references from your assigned readings and other articles from peer-reviewed journals found in the Argosy University online library.

By the due date assigned, post your initial response to the Discussion Area below. Continue to get to know your fellow classmates and contribute to our discussion on HR challenges.

Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

Read your peers’ answers. Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas. Make sure your writing is clear, concise, and organized; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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