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Behavioral Sciences and Leadership

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Organization Management Journal

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Purpose: This paper aims to provide an experiential exercise for management and leadership educators to use in the course of their teaching duties.

Design/methodology/approach: The approach of this classroom teaching method uses an experiential exercise to teach Adams’ equity theory and Vroom’s expectancy theory.

Findings: This experiential exercise has proven useful in teaching two major theories of motivation and is often cited as one of the more memorable classes students experience.

Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is an original experiential exercise for teaching the equity and expectancy theories of motivation.

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