Motivation for Performance Being able to understand the different types of motivational theories helps leaders to build stronger organizations. It is important to focus on employees motivation to provide a supportive workplace that helps propel employees towards achievement of organizational goals. The following Course Outcomes are assessed in this assignment: MT302-3: Analyze theories of motivation to improve employee performance. GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English. GEL-6.02: Incorporate outside research into an original work appropriately.
You read about motivation and were provided an opportunity to practice with motivation concepts. Now you will apply motivation concepts to a work situation. Read the fictional scenario and then address the checklist items provided below in an expository essay. What is an Expository Essay?An expository essay involves investigating the topic, analyzing what you find, and supplying a solution, suggestion, or information to address the problem or task, and supporting your position.There are three parts of an essay:Introduction: This first section provides an overview of what you hope to accomplish in the essay.Main body: This middle section addresses the questions or tasks in the Assignment with the rationale or support.Conclusion:
This last section summarizes your response to the Assignment questions or tasks Scenario (fictional): The Timber Building Company modifies and builds portable offices and homes based on customized plans. The company has been in business 35 years and has prided itself on providing a very competitive salary and great benefits as well as retaining most of their original employees. While they originally began the company doing creative designs and one-of-a-kind housing and office buildings, much of the routine work in the factory is now done robotically.
They still need a supervisor and technicians to keep the operations running, as well as the construction crew who actually deliver and cons
truct the products on site. Although the designs might be modified slightly now, they are already in the company computer and ready to produce with some small modifications when needed. There are two main engineers, one who predominantly works on high-end mansions, and the other who predominantly works on corporate office projects from Timbers main offices. The CEO and president (the husband and wife team who are the founders), are the ones who meet with prospective corporate clients and negotiate the prices and building parameters. While the company used to construct low-income housing as well, the clients are now almost exclusively wealthy private clients or corporate titans. The CEO and the company president are beginning to think about retirement. They want to keep the company running, but they cannot understand why the two engineers seem unmotivated when they are receiving such competitive salaries and great benefits with 3 weeks vacation a year.
In addition, the production line has had more problems of late, and the supervisor seems to be coming in late several times a week, as have the technicians. They are worried about the future of the company they built. Checklist: Minimum Submission Requirements Using critical thinking and analysis: Summarize the problems at the company that are possibly affecting employee motivation and performance. Analyze motivation theories as provided in your text and learning activities (providing proper attribution) to explain the engineers lack of motivation. Name the theory or theories. Define the theory or theories. Explain how the theory or theories apply/applies to the scenario. Analyze motivation theories as provided in your text and learning activities (providing proper attribution) to explain the supervisors, technicians, and construction crews lack of motivation. Name the theory or theories. Define the theory or theories. Explain how the theory or theories apply/applies to the scenario.
Explain how the CEO and president might better motivate employees to improve performance. Do some research in the Purdue Global Library and provide a short quote with the appropriate citations from each of at least two scholarly* articles that integrate research into your analysis to provide support for your claims. These citations should have accompanying references on the separate reference page following current APA format and style. (Access current APA formatting and citation resources in the Unit 1 Reading area. For additional writing resources, see the Academic Success Center resources in the Academic Tools area of the course.) Your essay should demonstrate a clear and sustained point of view. Submit your 2- to 3-page expository essay with additional title and reference pages using APA formatting and citation style to the Dropbox.
*Scholarly sources have been put through a peer review process by experts in the field to ascertain that the content is original, supports any statements or claims with viable research, etc. Select Library under the Academic Tools area. Then select Peer Reviewed before doing your search on a topic. Disclaimer: The organization and characters depicted in this exercise are fictional. Any resemblance to real organizations or individuals is purely coincidental.