1. “Organizations would be far less effective systems than they actually are if economic rewards were the only, or even the principal, means of motivation available’ (Simon, 1991). Justify the statement using the motivation theories. Based on the organization selected, critically evaluate various reward strategies adopted by the organization to motivate the staff. You are expected to show a deep understanding of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and various theories of motivation (e.g. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory, Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory, Alderfer’s ERG Theory, Expectancy Theory and Equity Theory). Based on your assessment, provide recommendations and justify your recommendations by relevant theories.
2. Critically analyse the Performance Appraisal and Training functions of the organisation selected. You are expected to highlight the differences between the traditional practice of Personnel Management (PM) and modern practices of HRM.