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organizational psychologists - analysis of organization is given

These concepts are applied:

a. How can industrial/organizational psychologists instill the necessary motivation and skills in workers necessary to maintain flexibility in a modern organization?
b. How does the skill of multitasking help the employee in the modern organization?
c. What does it take to satisfy internal and external customers of the modern organization?
d. What support structures must be in place to meet the needs of a flexible organization?
e. How can an industrial/organizational psychologist help employees to raise their self-expectations and increase their motivation for success?

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As you formulate your answers, please allow some of my model ideas to help.

a. As you assess how can industrial/organizational psychologists instill the necessary motivation and skills in workers necessary to maintain flexibility in a modern organization, I feel that the use of various motivational theories is helpful. I also like the idea of using incentives within the workplace. For example, bonuses, employees of the month, drawings for workers who have performed well or who have had great attendance or ratings are ideas used within my field of work.

Research shows that "Incentive programs aimed at individuals increased performance by 27 percent; programs aimed at teams increased performance by 45 percent" (http://www.expansionmanagement.com/cmd/articledetail/articleid/15599/default.asp). Studies further show the effectiveness because " 92 percent of surveyed workers said they achieved their goals because of incentives" (http://www.expansionmanagement.com/cmd/articledetail/articleid/15599/default.asp).

Again, my workplace uses various motivational strategies to increase morale, flexibility, and productivity. For example, the employers try to apply forms of Reinforcement Theory into the workplace. By advocating the theories of Skinner, employers can reinforce employees' positive or favorable behaviors such as being on task, on time, or strong role models for other team members. The notion that positive incentives or reinforcements likely lead to the repetition of desired behaviors is a great tactic to employ within workplaces. As mentioned, incentives such as rewarding strong employees with a coupon for a free lunch are helpful.

You might also infuse Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as an applicable model for mangers. In order to motivate workers, they must ensure that employees' physiological needs are met. To illustrate, employers must ensure that they give ample time for snacks/lunch/food, safety and other factors within a clean, accommodating working climate, etc. Since safety is another major issue, ...

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Prganizational psychology concepts are noted.

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