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trinsic Rewards, Behavior Modifications, Motivation

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1. It is relatively easy for a manager to manipulate extrinsic rewards. Describe some of the ways in which a manager could affect intrinsic rewards.

2. Discuss how behavior modification operates to motivate employees. Why is it still important to understand people's needs when using this approach?

3. What are some alternative ways of finding out the values of another person?

4. Can attitudes be changed? If so, how? If not, how?

5. Albert Einstein attributed his famous theory of relativity to sudden insight. Many executives say that when it comes to personnel and product-related problems, their intuition serves them better than objective, rational study. What is the view? Are insight and intuition unrelated to analytical reasoning?

6. Assume that you are to be placed in charge of a group of employees in the global organization that are located in different areas of the world. Outline the key action steps that you will take to make sure that the group develops into a real team.

7. Discuss the issue of self-managed teams and why it may take several years for such a team to reach its full potential. Why might this be so? How could the process be shortened?

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1. It is relatively easy for a manager to manipulate extrinsic rewards. Describe some of the ways in which a manager could affect intrinsic rewards.

Managers can increase intrinsic rewards by manipulating the job scenario. Employees are intrinsically motivated to succeed when given worthwhile work. It is important that employees feel that their contribution is meaningful to the operation. This helps increase engagement in work. Other tactics would be to make training opportunities available for personnel to help increase their knowledge and curiosity. Periodicals could be subscribed to, to generate employee interest. In addition, as a manager, it would be important to acknowledge employees' effort and knowledge, working to generate greater motivation on the part of employees to succeed. This might be done by allowing employees greater leeway in their work, by allowing them choice in their activities or work schedule, thus giving them a greater sense of ownership. Managers that "focus conversations on meaningfulness, choice, competence and progress" (Thomas, 2009) are more likely to have intrinsically motivated employees. It is also important to measure level of intrinsic motivation, by employee, and work to improve it on a continual basis. There are evaluation systems like the "Work Engagement Profile" (Thomas, 2009) that will help with this task.

2. Discuss how behavior modification operates to motivate employees. Why is it still important to understand people's needs when using this approach?

Behavior modification helps to motivate employees be "linking specific consequences to specific actions" (Passas, 2010). It is useful so that people see a direct correlation between their actions and what is expected. By utilizing behavior modification, a manager can reinforce desirable behavior. At the same time, it is important to understand people's needs when using this approach because people respond to different cues. Some people rejoice in being publically praised, while others feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in the limelight. Each person must be considered individually, and a manager must determine the factors that best motivate that individual in order to maximize success.

3. What are some alternative ways of finding out the values of another person?

Values are reflected in how a person acts. One could determine another person's values by observing them and looking to see how they react to different events and to others in the work place. One could also engage in conversation with the other person, communicating perhaps about what they did over the ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses how a manager can manage intrinsic rewards, it also discusses importance of understanding people's needs when utilizing behavior modification, offers some ways to finding out values of another people, if attitudes can be changed,if insight and intuition are related to analytical reasoning, how to motivate a global team, and why it takes years for a self-managed team to reach its full potential. Includes APA formatted references.

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