Meaning of “expectancy theory” in the English Dictionary


"expectancy theory" in Business English

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expectancy theorynoun [ U ]

uk us HR

the idea that people work better if they believe that they will achieve the results expected in their work and if the financial and personal rewards are good enough:

Expectancy theory focuses on the connections between goal achievement and performance.

(Definition of “expectancy theory” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)