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Motivation and Change in the Workplace

How does motivation, collaboration, learning, and cognition theory, provide for a solution for the following scenario:

Your organization is moving its call center agents (50 employees) from one side of the building to the other side of the building and you are in charge of the move. Your role is to oversee the construction, equipment, and the transition of employees. Your company has been busy putting together the plan to have all new cubicles and chairs delivered to the site in the next 90 days. The new area has been freshly painted and carpeted. When the agents move to the new location, they will be getting new computers with dual monitor screens and new software components that will make it easier to service their customers and easier for the organization to monitor their performance and to track their time on the phone with each customer. The agents have never worked on computers with dual monitors, nor do they know the new software. You are already hearing some complaints. Since the new equipment will make the job easier, your leaders have also informed you that the agents will be responsible for new performance metrics. You know this will affect training the agents and that there is a possibility that the agents might quit or be terminated if they cannot meet the new metrics. Unfortunately, the new area is a little farther from the bathrooms, break room, and parking lot than the area they are in today, which you know, from experience, will also become an issue with the agents.

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Case Study:

i) Objective: To ensure a smooth transition to new facility for employees, the management team and office system

ii) Problem: Several obstacles that will hinder transition and disrupt operations
1. new computers and software - employees are not familiar with it and nervous about it
2. anxiety over new performance metrics- a significant learning curve for some employees as this is a new item and some people are more resistant to "new" items, environment and people
3. managers may anticipate a higher turnover of employees as many have voiced their anxiety, concerns and negativity towards the changes

iii) Goal: to reduce anxiety and negative feelings towards the move
to provide enough support to make the ...

Solution Summary

468 report-style reccomendatino of techniques to help employees adapt to change in the workplace using a case study example.