BUS610 Wk1 Disc1
BUS610 Wk1 Disc1
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Describe how the components of the Hawthorne study are incorporated in current human resource functions. What was the main idea behind this study? How have you been impacted by the components of this study in your current or past work setting? Respond to at least two of your peers posts. The Hawthorne study focused primarily on what motivates employees, mainly to seek what factors – beyond money – are responsible for morale, cohesion in a group, and overall productivity (Baack, 2012). These ideas were incorporated in to human resource functions through various iterations since the study, all in the pursuit of establishing how to create an ideal work environment. From Maslow’s heirarchy of needs, to McGregor’s theories of X and Y, to systems theory, contingency theory, and total quality management, one key component in all of the theories over time are related to happiness. In my current setting, I have had the pleasure to work for a boss who understands that money is not the only motivator, and that every person is a bit different in how they should be approached. For example, we are offered stock options, trips for our spouses to exotic locations, and extended periods of time off – in exchange for extensive travel, difficult working conditions with long hours, and an overall pride in workmanship and loyalty to the company. This type of situation falls into developing success through building an ethical foundation, training, fitting the person to the job, continual improvement, and achieving balance (Baack, 2012). By establishing that we all work to one end, and there will be a big reward for all of our hard work – together as one team – is a key way to maintain a successful work environment and to retain good quality, ethically bound employees. Since organizational behavior, and therefore human resource management, are wrapped up with psychology, sociology, and social psychology, the study of these subjects aid in an overall understanding of how employees are motivated – using the Hawthorne studies to account for the people themselves as opposed to raw productivity statistics. Reference Baack, D. (2012). Organizational behavior. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUBUS610.12.2
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