Decision making and motivation

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Motivation is the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals, conditioned by the effort's ability to satisfy some individual needs (Robbins, 168). For some business analysts, employee motivation is a good way to increase productivity in an organization. When people get motivated, they will have a reason to put more efforts on what they are doing. Motivation is a crucia[...]
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Motivation is the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals, conditioned by the effort's ability to satisfy some individual needs (Robbins, 168). For some business analysts, employee motivation is a good way to increase productivity in an organization. When people get motivated, they will have a reason to put more efforts on what they are doing. Motivation is a crucial management tool in lifting the organization's work force. Motivation takes forms like offering rewards, improving working conditions, or employee recognition. However, which approach should employers try?

There are many different ways to motivate employees. Employers can motivate their workers as individuals, groups, teams, or the organization as a whole. Motivation takes forms like offering rewards, improving working conditions, or employee recognition. Team-based reward systems have been raised as an issue in work management areas. Many people prefer team-based reward systems to an individual approach. San Diego Business Journal, issued on Oct. 6, 1997, published an article titled "Team-Based Productivity Incentive System." This article summarized the ideas that supported the team-based approach.

The author, Bob Harrington, opposed the individual reward system. As he stated, "individual reward systems create unnecessary competition and reduce cooperation between employees. It also reduces creativity because employees will only do what is necessary to get rewarded."(Harrington) Moreover, Harrington said team-based incentives influence individuals to work well together and cooperate with one another.

In looking at motivation and the various aspects that go into it, one can look at various companies to understand its significance. Personally, when I thought of motivation and leadership, I immediately thought of my International Management company I researched, Hewlett-Packard. Few business leaders get to be highly recognized names in the world at large or even the broadest business communities like the team of William Hewlett and David Packard. "In 1938 they pooled $538 to found their namesake Hewlett-Packard in a rented garage."(Blanchard, 92) Hewlett focused his energy on leading the technology side of the now $31 billion high tech leader.
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