MNGT 2131
Motivation and Productivity

3.0 Credits


Students explore the supervisory aspects of management, with a specific focus on effectively motivating employees as a means of increasing productivity. Topics include motivational obstacles and their causes; job design; leadership; goal setting and management by objectives; rewards; and supervisory communications.

Delivery Method

Print-based or Web-based.


Recommended: MNGT 1111-Supervision or MNGT 1211-Management Principles and Practices


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the causes of performance problems.
  • Understand how to assess the effectiveness of management practices in your organization.
  • Describe several current management techniques and practices in the areas of leadership, job design, goal setting and management by objectives, reward systems, communications and performance appraisal.

Course Outline

  • Workbook 1: The Causes of Motivational Problems
  • Workbook 2: Job Design
  • Workbook 3: Leadership
  • Workbook 4: Goal Setting and Management by Objectives
  • Workbook 5: Rewards
  • Workbook 6: Supervisory Communications

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Students will need access to a computer to view their assignment files on the CD-ROM.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone if you are taking the print version of the course and through your Learning Environment's "Mail" tool if you are taking the web version. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.


In order to successfully complete this course, students must obtain at least 50% on the mandatory final project and 50% overall.

Assignment 1: Motivational Problems 8%
Assignment 2: Job Design 8%
Assignment 3: Leadership 8%
Assignment 4: Goal Setting 8%
Assignment 5: Rewards 8%
Assignment 6: Communications 10%
Final Project * 50%
Total 100%

* Mandatory