Managing Organisations People and Self ModuleWatch
Scientific management (Taylor),
Maslow's hierarchy of needs,
Herzberg's Two-factor theory,
XY Theory (McGreggor).
I also talked about the owners perspective to management and how its unitary. I've tried to link these points to how it impacts on the management :
Financial incentives and how they are positive and negative (commission)
The Hawthorne Experiments by mayo (lack of consideration of the human relationships)
Herzbergs factors again and how theres an imbalance between Hygiene and Satisfaction factors.
I want to talk about what options are out there fore the company too:
Consider motivational factors of herberg's theory
satisfying the maslows hierarchy
Rewards systems other than pay
Choosing Y theory over X theory (McGregor)
Vrooms expectancy theory
and Financial incentives
I them want to make a recommendation based on the most suitable theories as to how to improve the current management structure to improve motivation.
Divide your plan into sections, allocate a word count for each section, and write economically. Here's a clue: staff like to feel that their opinions are valued, or at least, heard.