As with most theory surrounding Organisational Behaviour, motivation methods lack an orderly
progression of ideas or a unified body of knowledge. Identify at least three significant content theories
and at least three significant process theories used to help motivate people in their jobs.
• Explain the basic purpose of each theory and their strengths and weakness.
• Discuss the differences between the intent of content theories and process theories.
• Explain how you would use some or all of these theories to motivate your staff if you were the
manager of an organisation with a diverse workforce. Elaborate on the reasons for your