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37 School Development Fundamental to this theory is the question of what motivates employees. Until Elton Mayo carried out his famous experiments, the accepted view was that rewards and promotion were the only motivation for effort. But now researchers began to discover that group norms, climate, relationships to management, and a sense of personal accomplishment were factors just as important for productivity. 'Human relations' theoreticians assumed that organizations in which members were most content would also be the most effective organizations.
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And so we have theories concerning decision-making processes, concerning conflicts, concerning communication, concerning leadership, and concerning power and influence, to name but a few examples. No one theory has been developed that can be said to encompass all aspects of all kinds of organizations and that would thus tell us why organizations act the way they do; but in recent years some theories have been developed that have aspired to understand all the essential aspects of an organization.