Teamwork and Motivation Essay

824 Words Aug 9th, 2013 4 Pages
Using Money To Motivate Employees: Texas Roadhouse
Strayer University

Human Resource Management 500
Dr. Robert Waldo
June 2, 2013

Using Money To Motivate Employees: Texas Roadhouse One can clearly observe and admit how in the case of Texas Roadhouse, management successfully used money to boost employee satisfaction, however money is not the only motivating factor. This discussion responds to, and questions the assumption of the following: “If we take care of our employees, they will take care of our customers.” Money is not nor cannot be the sole motivational tool to retain a quality workforce. Texas Roadhouse CEO Hart knows this which is why he coupled monetary rewards with a basic philosophy of
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Texas Roadhouse is not simply throwing money at its employees. There is the creation of an entirely fresh, and caring sense of management that touches the hearts of everyone involved while stimulating new ideas and treating people as if they were actually human beings. Imagine that? Also a worthwhile mention here is Texas Roadhouse CEO Hart's attitude on giving employees' individually recognized pats on the back. For example instead of telling the group that everyone is wonderful, taking the time to thank 'Bill' or 'Sue' by name. Being sensitive to if a worker needs to telecommute or get off early to attend their child's piano recital are good ways too. A company or organization just saying that it takes care of its employees because they know the workers will then take care of their clients, is cliché. The reason why you know this to be true is reading the Mission Statement of many firms may support the idea verbally, but actual practice is another things. Getting an awesome theory to join with daily practice is part of the trick of good management. Obviously CEO Hart of Texas Roadhouse has mastered this to a great degree. The proof is in the evidence. Beyond the rewards of large competitive cash prizes between $500 and $20,000 being given as incentives, the entire attitude and efforts of management demonstrated recruiter turnover to have fallen. Common sense tells you that everyone wants to be recognized for honest value with praise beyond a

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