Each of these three theories—Pygmalion, goal-setting, and expectancy—represent different perspectives and orientations. Managers might prefer one over the other two given their own presuppositions, attitudes, and biases. Organizational psychology professionals can help managers understand the nuances of the three theories and establish criteria of each theory that might be applied to specific situations.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of one of the three theories (i.e., Pygmalion, goal-setting, or expectancy) discussed in Eden’s article. Then, based on the theory you selected, explain what criteria you might apply to develop a strategy to enhance productivity among new hires in a large city’s public works—water, power, or sewage—department. Explain why each criterion is important to consider for enhancing productivity.

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