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Job satisfaction and dissatisfaction are distinct categories

The theory holds that job satisfaction and dissatisfaction are two separate categories with very different contributing factors.

To ensure workplace harmony, employers must increase employee motivation factors and increase workplace hygiene.


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Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of motivation

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of motivation

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory is one of the most prominent theories regarding motivation factors in the workplace. Psychologist Frederick Herzberg based his theory on some elements of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation and needs.

Herzberg’s theory broke down workplace needs into two categ...


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Motivational factors

Motivational factors

Factors that motivate employees to work often have to do with giving them a greater sense of purpose and significance in their current position.

  • Recognition. Job performance improves when employees are praised and recognized for a job well done.
  • Autonom...


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How to use Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory

Give employees more autonomy. The more that employees feel that they are responsible and autonomous, the greater the sense of achievement.

Provide feedback. Let employees know how they’re doing by providing meaningful and constructive feedback.


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Hygiene factors in the workplace

Hygiene factors in the workplace

According to Herzberg, the two-factor theory holds that motivational factors and hygiene factors need to be addressed independently.

The primary hygiene factors:

  • Pay. Low pay will quickly cause dissatisfaction among employees.
  • Ben...


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Mental And Physical Health

We have always been taught that mental and physical health are two separate entities existing in different planes.

Our mind and body, surprisingly to many, are not two different things.

If someone leaves their job due to a physical injury, it is considered normal, but if the sam...

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