Motivation and Work
[WLOs: 1, 2, 4] [CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5] Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 10: Develop Communication Skills and Chapter 11: Handle Conflict, Negotiation, and Decision
Making in your course textbook.
The purpose of the Motivation and Work final paper is to maximize the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of
knowledge in the field of organizational behavior.
In the week two Discussion Forum, you were to have selected from one of the following theories:
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Alderfer’s ERG Theory
McClelland’s Manifest Needs Theory
Lawrence & Nohria’s Emotional Drives or Needs Theory
Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
Locke & Latham’s Goal-Setting Theory
Building on your research and content from your initial post in the Motivation and Theory discussion forum from Week 2, describe how your chosen
motivational theory impacts your work world (or one you have been part of in a previous work environment).
Describe the impact of your chosen motivational theory on the following components of your work situation:
Working in teams
Managing power and influence
Additionally, in your paper,
Apply the research to your personal working environment or an environment you have previously experienced.
Describe how will you use the knowledge you have gained in this course to change the way you interact and do business in the future.
In areas other than personal application, use your academic voice. First person should be limited and used only for brief reflection and application.
The Motivation and Work final paper
Must be 10 to 11 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.)
as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should be between title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to
the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least six scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have
questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the
appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an
external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References
List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.