Does Herzberg’s Motivation Theory Have staying Power – conclusion

Various theories of motivation have been advanced to advise managers on ways to motivate employees to remain committed to organisational outcomes. Bassett-Jones and Lloyd (2005) assess the validity and efficiency of Herzberg’s theory of motivation in modern organisation. A review of Bassett-Jones and Lloyd’s article indicates that they provide sufficient support for the use of such theory in modern organisation, by informing their arguments on relevant literature, addressing some of the criticism of Herzberg’s methodology in their methodology and providing appropriate implications of the findings. However, the study fails to identify areas of future studies that would alleviate the challenges presented by its limitations.

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