Outcome: Process-Based Theories

What you’ll learn to do: explain process-based theories of motivation

In this section we will discuss three process-based theories of motivation: equity theory, expectancy theory, and reinforcement theory.

The specific things you’ll learn in this section include:

  • Describe the role of inputs and outcomes in equity theory
  • Explain the implications of equity theory for business managers
  • Describe the ways in which managers can use expectancy theory to motivate employees
  • Explain how reinforcement theory can be used as a management tool