• Herzberg’s Motivation-hygiene Theory
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Sometimes called the Two-Factor or Dual-Factor theory, Herzberg’s Motivational-Hygiene Theory relates some factors in the work are create job satisfactions while other factors contribute to job dissatisfaction. The basis of the theory is that the factors operate independently of each other and thus need to be addressed by different methods.

When expressed in a PowerPoint template, the theory become instantly understandable which makes it perfect for presentations of managerial training or creating the proper workplace environment. For those who use PowerPoint in their training or presentations, having Herzberg’s Motivational-Hygiene Theory visually represented makes for a powerful addition.

The theory itself, which is based on observation, contends that individuals find satisfaction with their work when it includes the following attributes which are deemed motivational;

  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Recognition
  • Advancement

In addition, the nature of the work also plays a strong role in in whether the individual is satisfied in their job environment. However, there is another set of factors that leads to job dissatisfaction in the workplace which are not directly connected. In other words, the lack of achievement, responsibility, recognition, and advancement do not necessarily contribute to being dissatisfied at work. What does create dissatisfaction are known as hygiene factors and include the following;

  • Company Policies
  • Quality of Supervision
  • Relationship Between Employer and Management
  • Conditions of the Workplace
  • Salary

Research has demonstrated that most people leave their jobs based on one or more hygiene factors that they view as unsatisfactory. So, it’s quite possible that an employee may feel satisfied with all the positive attributes of their employment, but feels compelled to leave because of their relationship with the boss, unsatisfactory work conditions, or disagreement with specific policies.

Herzberg’s Motivational-Hygiene Theory is broken down into four separate factors that help better explain how it works.

  • High Hygiene/High Motivation: The ideal working situation
  • High Hygiene/Low Motivation: Employees view job as paycheck and little more
  • Low Hygiene/High Motivation: Lots of complaints and likelihood of leaving
  • Low Hygiene/Low Motivation: Worst working situation and likely high turnover rate

So, even if the motivation is low, the chances are that if a business satisfies the hygiene factors they will at least keep their employees. However, changes will need to be made in terms of motivation if they want to increase efficiency and productivity. And, even the best motivational factors will not keep employees around if the hygiene elements are not up to par.

The visual representation of Herzberg’s Motivational-Hygiene Theory is excellently demonstrated in this PowerPoint slide. The image is separated into the four different areas of the theory with a graph on the bottom and side that demonstrates how it works. For those who teach this theory as part of their presentations, the PowerPoint image is a valuable tool that creates better understanding.

Plus, it is presented in a manner that is easily understandable and makes the perfect complement to your presentation. For those who use this theory as part of their work, the PowerPoint template is the perfect addition.

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