Essay on Motivation and Employees

627 Words Oct 28th, 2013 3 Pages
1. Define organizational behavior, discuss its purpose, as well as what it includes within an organization.
Basically organizational behavior is the study of the way people interact within groups in an organization by taking a system approach. The purpose of organizational behavior is to gain a greater understanding of those factors that influence individual and group dynamics in an organizational setting so that individuals, groups and the organizations to which they belong may become more efficient and effective. 2. Identify and explain what an organization's foundation is based on. In addition, describe two steps an organization can take if they truly want to increase employee morale.
An organizational foundation defines how
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People------- an organizations most valuable asset and must be kept engaged in the organizations process to stay motivated. An engaged employee is a person who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work. Engaged employees care about the future of the organization and are willing to invest the discretionary effort, exceed duty’s call, and to see that the organization succeed.

4. Identify and discuss the five main motivational theories of management.

According to Maslow, employees have five levels of needs (Maslow, 1943):
Physiological/biological, -- food, water, shelter, air (all things needed for survival) safety, --stability, security, freedom from fear social/belonging/love,--affection, relationships and famil ego/esteem—recognition, respect and achievement and self- actualizing—self fulfillment, seeking personal growth and realizing personal potential

5. Explain the two key practices to managing an employee’s performance.

Employee engagement-------- Employees who are engaged in their work and committed to their organizations give companies crucial competitive advantages (including higher productivity and lower employee turnover.) Employees that are engaged usually will not take off from work just to be off, but will come to work and give more than a 110%

Commitment-------- Commitments

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