organizational behavior Essay

Submitted By Adam-First
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Q 1: As mentioned in Chapter 6 under "OB in the News" and/or on PPT slide #23 in the MetGCSA presentation located in "Course Content - Week 5," money is rarely a prime motivator for employees. What are some of the other motivators that consistently appear before money in the text, the articles below and in your own list of workplace motivators?

Some of the other motivators that consistently appear before money in the text as well as the articles below are as follows.
A fluid work schedule
Detail oriented tasks
Managerial roles

Q 2: Using the information provided in the text regarding established motivation theories, i.e. need theories, goal-setting theory, reinforcement theory, equity theory and expectancy theory, tie each of the motivation factors you listed in Q 1 to one or more theories
Creativity = Abraham Maslow
Fluid work schedule = Job design theory
Detail oriented tasks = Job design theory
Managerial roles = Expectancy
Autonomy = McClelland's theory of needs
Mastery = Edwin Locke
Purpose = Abraham Maslow

Q 3: What motivates you? Given your personality traits, past experiences and expectations in the workplace, describe the ideal motivational work environment for you.

The ideal work enviornment for me would be a very interesting place, in fact it could not exist in the real world so i will try and come as close to reality as possible. This workplace would be a true democracy in the fact that it would exist based upon the indiviudal and his or her subjective abilities to be part of a business. The subjective would be emphasized to the maximum as I believe all indiviudals have the propensity for greatness, its just that not many are able to truly develop the skills necessary to manifest such a thing. There must be a sense of mutual respect and an organized structure based not upon authority but instead on expertise and experience which will define leaders as they will organically grow to the top. A job that provides opportunity to learn, progress and contribute to the organization. A teamwork-oriented environment in a company that empowers employees to create and take initiatives. A job that my skills are utilized to the maximum and allows me to grow within the organization. I would prefer the company culture to be very team oriented and focused on delivering real measurable results while still maintaining a friendly and respectful