Complete the readings for this unit and then complete additional research on the McClelland theory of needs. Remember, McClelland believes that individuals are motivated by achievement, power, and affiliation, yet they tend to favor one over the others. After reviewing and researching the theory, discuss which one seems to motivate you the most (achievement, power, or affiliation), and explain why.
REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 125 WORDS EACH)
Of McClelland’s various motivation types, I fall into the achiever category. The following concepts pretty much describe my work style to a tee, other than I operate well in a group OR alone. However, I do prefer to perform as a member of a smaller team.
a) Taking calculated risks with high rewards
b) Reliance on instant and consistent feedback to assure the job is being performed correctly
c) Lack of satisfaction until job is completed in its entirety
d) Placing high value on the work itself and not simply material rewards
My respect for coworkers is also based on their achievements in their own professions and not on their position or affiliation with others. I have no interest is achieving power over others; however, have been told numerous times that I possess “leadership skills”. I feel that feedback stems more from the fact that I am very decisive, and action is imperative to my success. I am become frustrated very quickly around individuals and groups who cannot work through a problem quickly and act.