DiscussionBoardmotivation.docx

Discussion Board #2 - Motivation

Class discussions are an important part of the virtual classroom. Your participation will enrich your experience in this course and will also enrich the experiences of fellow students. There are certain requirements to fulfill in order to receive the maximum credit for class discussion participation.

Frequency and Timeliness

Students should post on three different days with the initial post being within 48 hours of the discussion opening. The first post is your original thoughts on the topic.  Your second and third posts will be comments to other students.  Please see my comments on the first discussion board.

Quality: 

High-Quality posts include substantial posts containing well-developed original thoughts, added insight to the topic, book references, and follow-up questions. These posts are error-free and grammatically correct. In addition, these posts are a minimum of (10) sentences and/or over 250 words. The posts should demonstrate higher order thinking and critical thinking skills.

Medium-Quality posts include posts containing original thoughts, added insight to the topic, and follow-up questions. These posts are near error-free and typically grammatically correct. In addition, these posts are a minimum of seven (7) sentences and/or over 200 words. The posts should demonstrate higher order thinking and critical thinking skills. 

Low-Quality posts include basic thoughts with little to no insight. The post may simply be a follow-up question. These posts contain mechanical and grammatical errors. These posts are typically five (5) or fewer sentences and less than 200 words. No higher order thinking, or critical thinking skills are demonstrated. 

Zero points will be awarded for no posts.

Discuss:

Using the topics in Chapter 10, discuss motivation at a business or organization where you worked or volunteered. You can talk about the Motivational Theories outlined in the chapter. For example, "my company had an employee of the month award, this is a reflection of Maslow's Self-Esteem level."  Or "I never thought I was treated fairly; this is a great example of the Equity Theory. Here's why...."  Relate your initial post and comments to book topics.

You can say you agreed with the company, how they did things, or you can disagree and critique the company.  Remember, talk business, because this is a business class.  Use the theories in the chapter, talk about the theories.

There is a wealth of information in Chapter 10.  You should have no trouble writing three high-quality posts. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.