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The Employee Component dominated various studies on organizational behavior. Of note are these important theories that affect motivation:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Herzberg’s Motivator-Hygiene Theory
McClelland’s Learned Needs Theory
McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
Adam’s Equity Theory
Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
Skinner’s Reinforcement Theory
Select 3 theories and explain how they have increased our understanding of motivation. Compare and contrast their influences on human motivation in the contemporary work setting, Then, choose one theory that best applies to your own personal and developmental journey.

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