Art Friedman employs the employee-centered model. Art Friedman focuses on meeting the .human .needs of employees while fostering .healthy .relationships with them (Lussier .&. .Achua, 2010).
Physiology and .safety .levels apply to Friedman’s Appliance. Earning a decent salary followed by .convenient .and safe working conditions .depict .the hierarchy of needs. A generous salary acts as a first .level .motivator then .suitable .working conditions .come .in as a .second .level motivator. The factor applying to Friedman’s Appliance is a hygiene factor. These factors include. quality of supervision, working condition, salary, .administration .and .company .policies. The need for .achievement .also applies to Friedman’s Appliance. Employees with the need of achievement were free to choose their .appropriate .working .schedule .and .propose .their .pay .(Lussier .&. .Achua, 2010).
Equity and .expectancy .theories do apply in Friedman’s Appliance .case. Employees .expect .their input and outputs to be at par as outlined in Equity theory. In Friedmans Appliance, employees could choose their level of .salary .in accordance with their level of input. According to .expectancy .theory, there is a direct relationship between motivation and the .performance .generated. Employees at Friedmans Appliance increased their productivity with .an increase .in their salaries (Lussier .&. .Achua, 2010).
Friedman employed positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is adding a stimulus in order to .achieve .a .superior .response. Employees at Friedmans Appliance got a pay raise and also had the benefit of choosing their working schedule. These, in turn, increased their productivity (Lussier .&. .Achua, 2010).
Conscientiousness is one of the five personality dimensions illustrated by Art Friedman. Employees illustrated this by being achievement-oriented, disciplined and organized. Friedmans Appliance employees exhibited this goal-directed behavior. Their conscientiousness positively correlated with their productivity (Lussier .&. .Achua, 2010).