The Theory Of Management And Psychology Of Individual Workers

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Frederick Herzberg is a famous American psychologist focused on the field of job satisfaction. He originally developed the motivator hygiene theory or the two-factor theory of the relationship of management and psychology of individual workers. He initially introduced the theoretical and conceptual aspect of job enrichment as well as motivator hygiene theory of job satisfaction among the workers of the particular organization. His area of expertise was employee motivation and employee satisfaction. This two-factor or motivator hygiene theory is very important as well as necessary for dealing with the conceptual framework of this particular research topic of training and development for the employees of the construction industry. Herzberg (1968) referred to the way motivation was commonly understood and used by managers as the KITA “Kick in the Ass” or hygiene factors. This was the assumption that if a manager just gives the order to do something an employee should just do it. Training employees took too much time resulting in this approach, but just reacting to commands does not take into account that the employee may not understand the direction or task itself. Herzberg identified three main issues with this type of management as:
1. It was not elegant or a professional way of acting
2. It is in contrary to the corporate image of benevolence
3. It is a form of attack that causes an employee’s autonomic nervous system to react resulting in some form or reaction,…

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