Discussion Board 2

In your role as VP of Talent Development at SLUHE, Inc., you are hosting a lunchtime Q&A meeting with department directors and senior management.  You are trying to explain motivation theories and why they are important to training and development.

Opie, the VP of Operations says, “My team doesn’t have time for this theory stuff. We need practical training that helps get product into the warehouse and out to the customers.” How would you respond to Opie, using either Expectancy Theory, Alderfer’s ERG Theory, or Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory? Why did you choose to respond with the theory that you did?

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.  


How were your responses similar/different from your peers?

How could your peers have strengthened their explanation of theory in response to Opie’s concerns?  What would you suggest adding or eliminating to make their response even better?

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