Short answer leading and motivating a team Essay

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Short answer questions 1 - Leading and motivating a team effectively

Know how to communicate the organisation’s vision and strategy to the team

1.1 Explain the importance of the team having a common sense of purpose that supports the overall vision and strategy of the organisation (16 marks)
A shared sense of purpose in an organisation is important as it unites employees working in an organisation and can also extend to external stakeholders. An organisations shared sense of purpose represents its identity and therefore the services it provides and the persons and organisations that benefit from these services.
A shared sense of purpose is important because it
• Ensures employees from across an organisation are working towards
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One respondent also commented that I need to “stop trying to please everybody and worrying about what everyone thinks of me”. I feel some resonance with this in that I do worry excessively about upsetting or offending people at work and have a tendency to take to heart comments from other colleagues. My colleague commented that you “can’t get everyone to like you” which is true however you can get everyone to respect you and I feel that as a leader it is important to think about others feelings and make sure they understand the motivation for you actions if they will dislike the outcome.

Know how to motivate and develop the team

2.1 Describe the main motivational factors in a work context and how these may apply to different situations, teams and individuals (16 marks)
Every employee and team will have a different set of factors that motivates them to do their best. The main motivational factors in the workplace are
Extrinsic Motivational Factors
• Financial
This is a basic motivation for work. A salary provides for housing, bills, food, clothing and leisure activities. Some employees will be motivated by potential for pay rise or promotion and an opportunity to climb the ladder, other employees may be happy to accept a lower rate of pay for a job they find interesting and satisfying or for other benefits such as flexible