Herzberg’s two-factor motivation theory has hygiene as one factor and motivation as the second. What should the other factor of learning hygiene be? Herzberg discovered that when some factors are present, they only prevent dissatisfaction. These are called hygiene factors. Other factors, also called ‘motivators’, would lead to job satisfaction. When it comes to learning hygiene, we can look at efficiency and experience on top of that. Efficiency is a more complex topic.
In practice, efficiency can relate to the learner, the learning designer or the learning provider. Efficiency for the learner means that someone is able to achieve the desired outcome with the smallest investment of time, money, engagement and effort needed. For the learning designer, efficiency is focused on finding ways to create learning solutions with the smallest investment of time, money and effort needed. For the training provider, efficiency will likely focus on the way of organising and delivering the learning intervention in an efficient way.