Essay on Teamwork and Motivation

1916 Words Mar 1st, 2015 8 Pages
Pomona L. Seay
BUS520 - Assignment #1
Teamwork and Motivation
Strayer University
Dr. Thomas Schaefer
February 12, 2015

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 fifty (50) employees in the following departments: sales, assembly, technology, and administration. 1. Identify significant elements of an organization motivation plan that encourage high job satisfaction, high
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The idea of great managing is to approach employee engagement with sustainability in mind. My plan is to first: A. Identify. Identify the expectations. Managers who set clear expectations have employees who know exactly what is expected of them. Making sure employees know what's expected of them is the foundation of management. "Knowing what's expected" is more than a job description. It's a detailed understanding of how what one person is supposed to do fits in with what everyone else is supposed to do and how those expectations change when circumstances change. "Knowing what's expected" alone often correlate with productivity gains of 5% to 10%, thousands more happy customers, and 10% to 20% fewer on-the-job accidents. Work groups must be aware of their expectations, managers should have a way to rank, rate, or count as many of the desired outcomes as possible. Also, these measures of performance should fit with what the rest of the organization is saying and doing. A great way for work groups to increase their responsiveness is to determine what “materials and equipment” is needed to do the work correctly. Managers should find out what employees need in the way of materials and equipment to properly complete their task or duties. Being vague, showing favoritism or even applying the “do this or else” attitude will demotivate the employee quickly.

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