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How Welch's ideas relate to motivation

"I think any company . . . has got to find a way to engage the mind of every single employee. . . . If you're not thinking all the time about making every person more valuable, you don't have a chance. What's the alternative? Wasted minds? Uninvolved people? A labor force that's angry or bored? That doesn't make sense."

How do you think Welch's ideas relate to motivation? How do you react to his ideas? How would you like having Welch as your CEO?

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Quote: "I think any company . . . has got to find a way to engage the mind of every single employee. . . . If you're not thinking all the time about making every person more valuable, you don't have a chance. What's the alternative? Wasted minds? Uninvolved people? A labour force that's angry or bored? That doesn't make sense."

1. How do you think Welch's ideas relate to motivation?

Welch's statement implies that of a participatory leadership style. His ideas relate to motivation through employee involvement and active participation. In fact, research lends support for this relationship--employee motivation positively relates to employee involvement. For example, Shedd and Bacharach (1991) outlined the rationales of participatory leadership and proposed that employee involvement (a) improves job satisfaction, (b) provides higher levels of employee morale and motivation, (c) contributes to greater commitment to organizational goals, and (d) develops a collaborative spirit among all members of the organization (Leech & Fulton, 2008, http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-34660543_ITM).

Conversely, and supported by research, the uninvolved employee often lacks motivation--and Welch predicts that the ...

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Referring to the quote by Welsh, this solution explains how Welch's ideas relate to motivation, reactions to his ideas and how one might like having Welch as their CEO. References are provided, as well as an informative article on a growth model.

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