1.  There are a variety of theories of motivation, many of which are complementary. Of the main motivational theories described in the text, which theory or theories do you think would apply most fully to the people you had take the self-assessments? Why?  (You could also reference the Week 2- Lecture 1 for simplified definitions of some of the potential theories)


2.  In regards to individual personality characteristics. How do these traits affect the type of motivational strategy you use? Provide an example of how this would apply. 


3.  Evidence indicates high-performing managers tend to be more media sensitive than low-performing managers—they are better able to match appropriate media richness with the message to be delivered. As a manager, how would you determine which communication channel should be used for a particular message? What barriers might distort the message? 


4.  As a manager, what factors do you consider when determining the most effective way to communicate a message to you employees? Does this change if you are preparing to communicate the same message to your superiors? Why?