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    Examine how various motivational strategies affect productivity in a selected workplace - your own or one with which you are very familiar. Include an explanation of organizational efforts to improve performance, employees' resistance to increasing productivity, and the management's philosophy of motivation and its practices.

    Identify and analyze the implications of applying any two motivational theories not currently in practice in the selected workplace and how these motivational theories would impact both management and employees.

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    Motivational strategies in a selected workplace and effects on productivity

    A chosen workplace is in one of the previous employers of the reporter's friend, an educational institution. This institution is a college that is located in a sub-urban community. It is composed of just enough number of teaching and non-teaching personnel for a little more than 2,000 students from the basic education to postgraduate level. The said college offers varied courses in the field of business, education, engineering, arts and sciences, and medical sciences.

    For the past 15 years of the school's operations, enrolment has always been fluctuating. This caused the company to offer various courses - to capture greater number of market segments. To cope with the age of technology, the president prioritized on investing in a computer laboratory that is equipped with the most upgraded computer units, software products, and related equipment and accessories.

    The engineering department, though the number of enrolees has not grown significantly for the past five years, is also equipped with the best (in the region) engineering tools, machineries, and equipment.

    Physical facilities and equipment are given the highest priority by the top management. Other priorities include fulfilment of social obligations in the community and the goal to be at par with other colleges and universities in the region. Faculty members' needs were not seen by the faculty members themselves as a priority of the management.

    1. Organizational efforts to improve performance
    Emphasis has always been on increasing enrolment by investing in sophisticated laboratories, equipment, and tools. The idea behind this is that physical facilities are tangible and that they can develop the students ...

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