A non-individualist note on traditional motivation theories in the context of African organizations
Johnson, Hymon T.
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The physiological, psychological and sociological bases of motivation provide fundamental insight into the mechanisms used in the West to provide workers with a sense of belongingness and inducement for increased productivity. But while the various theories put forth by organizational behaviourists in their human relations approach to managing do provide logical assessments and a systematic view of motivational phenomena, the application to African organizations may not be effectively possible or conducive due to different objective and subjective conditions. Truly collectivist-based societies appear to provide the framework for a different way of looking at motivation through a more scientific and systematic approach.