BUS610 Assignment III - Motivational Problem Assignment 3
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Motivational Problem By NS 1 Running Header ASSIGNMENT III MOTIVATIONAL PROBLEM Assignment III Motivational Problem Narinder Schoeling Ashford University Online Campus BU8610 Organizational Behavior Instructor Gary Gentry June 27 2010 Motivational Problem By NS 2 Motivational Problem I have selected the motivational problems within an organization I will brie y describe the problem situation in an organization I will use a theory of motivation to explain the problem in the organization I will discuss how to use a theory of motivation to explain the problem an organization I shell support all my findings with earthier my text or other research sources There are always motivational challenges within an organization Organization seek to foster job satisfaction and motivate employees to contribute to goals they often run into two motivation related challenges are counterproductive work behavior and con icts between work and family life Counterproductive Work Behavior Job satisfaction we noted that an absence of satisfaction may be associated with some types of undesirable behavior such as absenteeism and employee turnover These costly behaviors along with some that are even more disturbing are part of a category of behavior known as counterproductive work behaviors CWB s types of behavior that harm employees and the organization as a whole According to the text CWBs include but are not limited to theft white collar crime absenteeism tardiness drug and alcohol abuse disciplinary problems accidents sabotage sexual harassment and violence A well publicized example involves an executive secretary at the CocaCola Company who approached PepsiCo executives with an offer of trade secrets in exchange for cash PepsiCo reported the secretary to CocaCola and government officials she was fired and eventually a federal judge sentenced her to eight years in prison Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Motivational Problem By NS 3 There are other forms of CWBs that may involve mistreatment of coworkers subordinates or even customers A good example would be harassment bullying or blatant unfairness of other employees The organization needs to provide channels through which employees can complain and find a resolution to the problem of mistreatment Violence at work like the terrifying images of the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University the need of protecting people within an organization from sudden acts of violence committed by insiders or outsiders Often coworkers are the ones that notice coworks behavior like exploding in anger depressed or troubled Psychiatrist Roger Brunswick says Violence usually builds slowly and starts with bullying intimidation and threats A first line of defense should be for the organization to set up and publicize how employees can report troubling behavior to their supervisor or human resource department A good example of this is that Pitney Bowes set up a hotline that employees can call anonymously to report any concerns and it has trained managers in identifying signs that something is wrong with an employee Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Work versus Family Life Con ict Motivation is not independent of an employee s work environment or personal life For example your desire to study for your next OB test is jointly affected by how much you like the course and the state of your health at the time you are studying There is a dynamic relationship between motivation and work family relationships understanding ways to manage work family relationships will help to motivate others as well as yourself Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Motivational Problem By NS 4 In a unique 25year study of values in the United States employees have become less convinced that work should be an important part of one s life or that working hard makes one a better person To better understand work versus family life con ict by introducing a valuesbased model and discussing organizational responses to work family issues Pamela L Perrewe and Wayne A Hochwarter have constructed a model that we see one s general life values feeding into one s familyrelated values and workrelated values Family values involve child rearing housekeeping and income earning Work values center on the importance of work and career goals in one s life There are two distinct forms work interference with family and family interference with work A very good example of this is suppose two managers in the same department have daughters playing on the same soccer team One manager misses the big soccer game to attend a lastminute department meeting the other manager skips the meeting to attend the game Both may experience work family con ict but for different reasons Satisfaction tends to be higher for those who live according to their values and lower for those who do not Organizations can enable employees to get to this happy situation Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Organization must respond to work family issues Most organizations address this by offering scheduling exibility and by making it easier to stay at work thanks to programs such as child care services drycleaning services concierge services ATM at work and stress reduction programs In addition companies also help balance this by offer paid time off for maternity leave illness or to care for a sick relative Not balanced but bather our work and personal lives should be a well integrated whole To have challenging work not only enabled Motivational Problem By NS 5 her to achieve goals for herself but also helped her realize her dream of allowing her children to experience various cultures Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Conclusion I selected the issue the motivational problems within an organization I then brie y describe the problem situation in an organization This is a major concern within an organization I learned that attitudes and perceptions are manifested in the practices and behaviors of individuals in the organization I have learned a theory to motivation to explain the problem in the organization I supported my findings with the text and other research SOUICGS Reference Kinicki A amp Kreitner R 2009 Organizational behavior Key concepts skills and best practices customized 4th ed New York NY McGrawHill Irwin
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