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Analysis for Kenneth Dailey of FMC Green River and Aberdeen by focusing on employee motivation. Areas of interest should include the following:

? Job Design and Goal Setting
? Performance Appraisal
? Pay
? Career Development

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Let's take a look at each of the areas in relation to employee motivation.


Job Design and Goal Setting

- The purpose of the management ability in the organization, including that of job design and goal setting, is imperative. Job design (matching job with employees skills and competencies through job screening and job descriptions) and setting clear goals is linked to employees MOTIVATION. Both motivation and organizational commitment to the company can play a big part in the success of a company. In fact, job satisfaction in regard to one's feelings or state-of-mind regarding the nature of their work, which is directly linked to the match between job design and clear goals. When employees know what to expect (i.e., clear goals), it increases their motivation and morale. The ethics of the organization also comes into play and effects employee moral and motivation.

- Aberdeen and Green River are both plants that work under the FMC Corporation. Aberdeen is a fairly new company that was founded on the beliefs of participative management and empowerment to its employees.

- Even though it's only been around for a short period of time, it's proven to be a very profitable and productive plant. Aberdeen only has one product line, but they have proven to be very efficient with the production of it. The techniques, and managerial style used at Aberdeen give workers a greater sense of responsibility, and has a primary focus of trust between workers.

- The plant at Green River has been around for a much longer period of time and has a much more diverse product line. They specialize in different chemicals that are used in a variety of different industries. The manager at Green River considers himself to be open-minded and willing to give more responsibility to his employees, but he's not sure if it will work. Green River already has and organizational structure that they've been using since the fifties. It could be difficult and in some cases impossible to change the structure of their business with any kind of efficiency. However, the participative management and empowerment to its employees are a definite possibility.

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This solution details an analysis for Kenneth Dailey of FMC Green River and Aberdeen by focusing on employee motivation in four areas of interest: (a) job design and goal setting, (b) performance appraisal, (c) pay, and (d) career development.

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