BUS 520: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
November 18, 2014
Imagine that you are the owner of a small manufacturing company. Your company manufactures a commodity, widgets. Your widget is a clone of a nationally known widget. Your company’s widget, WooWoo, is less expensive and more readily available than the nationally known brand. Presently, the sales are high; however, there are many defects, which increase your costs and delays delivery. Your company has 50 employees in the following departments: sales, assembly, technology, and administration. Motivation is a key element in organizational behavior because an employee needs to be motivated in order to exhibit an attitude or behavior that will help achieve the goals and objectives of the organization and thereby improve performance in the functions of an employee’s teamwork abilities.
Identify significant elements of an organization motivation plan that encourage high job satisfaction, high productivity, high quality work, and low turnover (i.e., job flexibility, training, recognition).
Motivation is one of the most important factors in shaping any organizational productivity. Designing a motivational plan that encourages high job satisfaction, High productivity, high quality of work, and a low turnover rate takes time and takes the right methods of implementation by management. The key to motivation is to understanding each team member, evaluate them and analyze the attributes that each member of the team and what they can contribute to the work design and layout of an organization.
With being the owner of a small manufacturing company that employs 50 people in the following departments: Sales, Assembly, Technology, and Administration, the best motivational plan will be designed to integrate and function with all of the above departments. The sales department will undergo efforts in teamwork and team building, directed by management. The textbook defines team building on page 171 as, “a collaborative way to gather and analyze data to improve teamwork.” To be effective managers need to understand what and how to motivate employees within the roles each employee has within the company. The Administration department is the key to motivating employees within all departments of the company.
Adequate job selection and placement based on attitude, interest, ability and skills by management; provision of training facilities to improve employee’s knowledge and performance in the establishment ensures job satisfaction, low turn-over, and high productivity. If in-service training is provided for employees, it helps them to increase their skills on the job which also leads to increase in productivity in the organization. Employees feel motivated when they received free training from their employers. The assembly department receives the proposed motivational plan, which leads to job satisfaction which in turn reduces the turnover rate amongst the employees within this department. They will ultimately then give the results of an increased rate of output and quality of output (high-quality work).
The technology department is configured in the design by way of enhancements in communication as motivation. This is a direct result of the provisions in computer hardware and software improvements made by the administrative department. Well thought out, the proposed motivational strategy put into place, serves directly to improving the performance of our employees and will affect all four characteristics of the motivational design.
Determine which motivational theory you would use to support your motivational plan
Managers must use the emotions, attitudes, values, and personalities of employees to motivate their team performance creates a cohesive and progressive team. The use of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation methods has the potential to benefit the employees and