Performance management systems translate motivation into performance. For this reason, an effective performance system requires a deep understanding of motivation theory. This assignment requires you to analyze Nucor Steel’s performance management system using theories of work motivation to demonstrate an understanding of the linkage between motivation and performance.
Begin by reading the article about Nucor Steel’s performance management system. Then using theories of work motivation, explain how and why this system:
1. Energizes and directs employee behavior
2. Fosters innovation and cooperation
3. Diminishes feelings of inequity