随着时间的推移，许多人倾向于评估和评估个人的动机方式和策略，以及与此相关的好处。最着名的理论家曾试图检查和揭露它们，包括赫茨伯格（1923 – 2000年），麦格雷戈（1906 – 1964年），马斯洛（1908 – 1970年），梅奥（1880 – 1949）和泰勒（1856 – 1917年） 。其中每一个都提出了新的论点，或者改变了以前关于动机的研究。领导力是关键的讨论历史之一，已经转化为一个主题。对动机的看法和激励个人的方式随着时间而改变，而且还在改变。动机被认为是成功的关键，甚至全球公司运用动机理论来确保最大的盈利能力。随着感知的变化，动机理论的运用也已经到了更广泛的层面。
Motivation can be defined as the pack of interior and outer variables that empower yearning and vitality in individuals to be constantly focused on an occupation or subject and to push diligent exertion in accomplishing an objective. Being roused inherently implies that an individual takes experience from what one is doing, without being concerned with the outside prizes. It have been observed that workers doing as little as they can, and as a result miss due dates and whatever they do, needs supervision and amendments, while on the other side, there are some who are attempting to try their hardest, putting into their work 100% of exertion, don’t worry about challenges, and take them as challenge. Those individuals are not outsiders, whatsoever, they are propelled workers.
With time, many people have inclined themselves is evaluating and assessing the ways and strategies through which an individual can be motivated and the benefits associated with the same. The most well known theorists that have attempted to examined and uncover the same include Herzberg (1923 – 2000), McGregor (1906 – 1964), Maslow (1908 – 1970), Mayo (1880 – 1949), and Taylor (1856 – 1917). Each of these have either put forward a new argument or have altered the previous researches made on motivation. Leadership, being one of the key discussion histories, has been converted into a subject. The perceptions regarding motivation and the ways of motivating individuals have changed with time, and they are still changing. Motivation is considered to be the key to success and even the global companies utilize the theories on motivation to ensure maximum profitability. As the perception has changed, the utilization of motivation theory has also reached wider aspects.