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    Imagine that you have started the turnaround in your division. You have been able to do a lot of work yourself, but now, you realize that you need help to make this transformation happen. More and more firms are relying on teams to help fulfill their mission and goals. While workers in this country have historically been socialized to perform their tasks individually, the team concept today is readily embraced by millions of employees. Most managers realize that workers bring their own individual levels of motivation to the workplace. However, they may not be aware that there are certain specific factors that can contribute to a team's overall motivation level once those employees begin to blend together collectively.

    You turn to your mentor (an older and well-regarded leader in another industry) for help. She reinforces to you that regardless the stage of development a team is in, motivation is essential to maximize the team's performance. She recommends that you read the works of Peter Grazier. He has identified six key ingredients that must be present to create highly motivated teams. Read his article entitled Team Motivation at this link

    Select two principles listed and discuss your opinion of how they reflect good concepts for effective management.
    Describe some specific techniques that can be used to manage change in an organization. Explain how these techniques are consistent with the principles you selected.

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    Select two principles listed and discuss your opinion of how they reflect good concepts for effective management.

    Let us first discuss the principle of clear purpose or goal. A clear focus or goal is the prima facie requirement for any business or organization for establishing a clear strategic direction. Goals give a sense of unity and direction to all the efforts in an organization. If goals will be ambigious, strategic plans and actions cannot be formulated and implemented. Employees will be very confused and frustrated in the absence of clear goals and mission. Therefore, in order to motivate the team members and provide them with a clear purpose for all their actions and efforts, it is necessary to clearly lay down in advance the mission, vision and goals of the organization. Further, the goals should not conflict with the goals of the employees and hamper their growth but ...

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