MNGT 2131: Motivation and Productivity

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.

Objectives

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

Required text and materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional requirements

Print, self-paced students will need access to a computer to view their assignment files on a USB.

Assessments

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing of 50% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

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

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through your Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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