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Motivation in Organizations

Evaluating Non-traditional Incentive Systems

1. Given the background information about Howe 2 Ski Stores, discuss the feasibility of implementing lump sum bonuses, pay for knowledge, profit sharing, and gain sharing plans in this situation. What plan or plans would you recommend the Howe look at more closely and why? 2. Assuming Howe decides that a gain sharing plan is fe

Personal Motivation

Using any of the models of motivation, describe your own basis for motivation and how this impacts your responsibility as a leader to followers, peers, and superiors. You may use more than one model if appropriate, but be cautious about making your presentation overly complex. Describe the strategies you use for self-motivation

Theoretical Framework for Studying Motivation

Theory can offer many things to the researcher. It can be used to explain phenomena, generate hypotheses and suggest additional directions for research. In turn, the results from research can be used to refine existing theory. A clear theoretical framework arising from the literature, such as management theory, leadership th

Motivation on Organizational Efficiency

Explain how The Impact of Employees Motivation on Organizational Efficiency is influenced by the epistemological perspective. My conference is tomorrow and I'm stuck with this. Could you help? Thanks!

Gender and Employee Motivation

Explore the issue of motivation and its relation to gender. How are men and women motivated differently? What are the ethical issues related to motivational strategies based on gender? How should leaders address these concerns? Provide examples to support your view. How does the organization you have chosen for the course projec

Motivation at the Workplace

Write a summary for the following TED-Talk video on motivation in the workplace: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxAtlanta-Teresa-Amabile-The

Motivation at work

Watch this video about motivation in the workplace. Write a 3-page summary for the video. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/ru/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

What Factors Affect a Learner's Motivation

Discuss some factors that affect a learner's motivation and peak the overall interest of his/her training being conducted. Additionally, discuss how these factors would influence my own motivation to learn in different environments.

Incentive Pay

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods sells a variety of whole-grain flours and mixes, specializing in gluten-free products. The "Bob" of the company's name is Bob Moore, the founder and president. In 2010, more than 30 years after he started the business, Moore called his 200 employees together and ann

Organizational Variables and Organizational Motivation

Just as individuals are dynamic elements within the workplace, so too are organizations. Identify variables present within an organization that impact motivational strategies both at the individual and organizational levels. To generate ideas, consider your own professional experience as well as current issues noted in business-

Importance of Motivation

The topic of human motivation has been a frequent and persistent component in literature of all kinds for decades. Why has motivational theory generated so much discussion in both theoretical and applied literature? How has the importance of human motivation changed over several decades of this discussion? Why is it significant

Budgetary Slack

What is budgetary slack? What incentive do managers have to create budgetary slack? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Job Order Costing. Be sure to include specific examples of the advantages/disadvantages that you discuss. What approach should be used to calculate the breakeven point of a company that has many p

The motivating effect of incentive pay plans

Discuss how incentive pay plans - both individual and group - motivate employees to achieve high levels of performance. Identify potential weaknesses of these plans and suggest steps that can be taken to make these plans highly effective. Then, choose one industry that either an individual or group incentive pay plan would work

Theories of Motivation and Employee Job Satisfaction

Please help me to understand these three questions: 1) Describe 2-3 theories of motivation and evaluate their applicability today. 2) What is the relationship between motivation and job satisfaction? 3) Is your employer responsible for motivating you? Why or why not?

Valley Commercial Bank motivational incentive formulas

Valley Commercial Bank wants to reward its branch bank managers for exceeding revenue growth targets and is considering alternative incentive formulas that award bonuses as a percentage of salary for each percentage point that actual revenue growth exceeds the target as follow. FORMULA PARAMETER ALTERNATIVE 1

Movitated Design

Identify a learning opportunity in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Describe the ways in which motivation is a factor for those involved and design techniques a designer should use considering motivation.

Motivating Team Strategy

Motivating Project Team Strategy Describe the method you will use to determine how each team member is motivated Describe the theory that most closely aligns with how you intend to motivate your team Describe which facilitation techniques you will use to have the project team input to the motivation plan and which team-buil

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in the Workplace

Explain how an employee can be intrinsically motivated, extrinsically motivated, or both depending on the factors in his or her job situation, and give one example of a manager who exhibits each of these three possible work situation.

competition, motivation, loyalty

There are many contradictions in today's work place. Productivity levels are high as have been in generations employee profiles continue to evolve and worldwide competition is greater than it;s ever been. What are some things successful organizations are doing to maintain motivation and morale? what, substantively is the differe

Motivation References for Positive Relationships

In 150-250 original APP format with at least one reference: Leaders must ensure that they build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and subordinates. In addition, positive relationships have been shown to improve motivation of employees. Discuss some techniques for relationship building in an organization. REAL L

individual incentive plans

Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Individual incentive plans are less preferable than group incentives and companywide incentives." Explain your answer.

work motivation

What does work motivation mean, and how does it relate to performance? Why is individual work motivation important to organizational success?

Employee Motivation Case Study (Nucor Corporation)

Nucor Corporation: The Art of Motivation 1. What does Nucor's approach to managing its people require of managers? 2. Suggest several ways that a company might encourage its more experienced workers to listen to ideas from newer employees. 3. What might an organization do to preserve its culture among newly hired emplo

Theories of Motivation

What are the four different theories for motivation? Select one theory of motivation, and explain why you prefer it over the other three.