Thursday, April 24, 2008

What is Herzberg's Theory (for PMP Certification)

For Herzberg's Theory, it includes:

  • Motivating Agents
    - What motivates people is the work itself, including things such as:
    > Responsibility
    > Self-actualisation
    > Professional growth
    > Recognition

  • Hygiene Factors:
    - Are sufficient to motivate people. For example:
    > Working conditions
    > Salary
    > Personal life
    > Relationship at work
    > Security
    > Status


Andrew said...

Your explanation of Herzberg's theory is incorrect and incomplete. Hygiene factors are considered dissatisfiers, in that they themselves do not provide satisfaction. Please see this link for an excellent description of Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory:

nickname said...

yes u r right.. see below question:

Q. Herzberg divided motivation factors into two classes: satisfiers and dissatisfiers. Examples of satisfiers are:
a. Vacation time, assignment of a personal staff assistant
b. Work satisfaction, fringe benefit
c. Plush office space, performance-based salary raise
d. Sense of personal achievement, work satisfaction

Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

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  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)