PG1003 MANAGING PEOPLE
Assignment 1: Brief and guidance – Employee motivation and engagement
The assignment: An individual report:
1. Critically evaluate the benefits of employee engagement for individuals, teams and companies and how a company can build a more engaged and motivated workforce. 50%
2. A critical analysis of two motivation theories (one content theory and another process theory) and how can a manager use these theories to improve staff performance? 50%
Answer both questions
40% of the total marks for the module.
Use Arial font 12, 1750 words (plus or minus 10%); excluding title page, diagrams, tables, reference section at the end and any appendices.
Submit your assignment online via Moodle by Wednesday 4July at 11.00 (UK time) as one Word document.
Intended learning outcomes
• the role of people management within the context of the organisation; delivering successful management internationally both as individuals and in teams;
• specific theoretical concepts of motivation in the workplace; the building blocks of successful teams; and the role of human resource management (HRM);
• demonstrate academic rigour effectively using the English language orally and in writing.
• demonstrate critical analysis in theoretical concepts for managing human resources,
• conduct research, understand their own environment and how to tackle barriers,
• effectively solve problems, utilising relevant business analysis.
• The module guidebook gives full details of the intended learning outcomes.
You will research the motivation theories from the list below:
McClelland’s Theory of Needs
Alderfer’s ERG (existence, relatedness, growth) theory
Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
Adam’s Equity Theory
Locke’s Goal Setting Theory
• 10% Presentation and Structure
• 10% Intellectual Curiosity (quality of academic sources) and use and presentation of Harvard Referencing
• 20% Content/ Terms/Findings/Definitions – Knowledge and understanding of relevant topics/coverage of points and issues
• 30% Business Application and Integration of Literature and Data
• 30% Discussion, Analysis, Critical Evaluation and / or Reflection
Critically evaluate the benefits of employee engagement for individuals, teams and companies and how a company can build a more engaged and motivated workforce.