Research on the concepts of motivation trust and behavior, as they individually, and collectively, relate to the ability for leaders to create sound management relationships that ultimately lead to successful organizations
Research the concepts of motivation, trust, and behavior as they individually, and collectively, relate to the ability for leaders to create sound management relationships that ultimately lead to successful organizations.
Apply your research on the concepts of motivation, trust, and behavior to the relationship-building issues identified in the case study.
Develop a forward strategy for leadership, and management that focuses on relationship building, diversity, and trust that will help the organization implement these new strategies.
Explain the reasoning/conclusions behind your plan elements and support them with your research, class materials, and case-study facts.
Analyze how the plan/strategies you develop for management will maximize organizational effectiveness, purpose, and vision.
Ann McConnell is chief information officer (CIO) at Jackson Spice Ingredients (JSI), a large Maryland spice and food ingredient company. In an industry that has a large national market presence, yet is global in its need for raw materials, JSI is always looking for ways to increase productivity and speed things up while staying connected to its worldwide sources. The mission of the organization is “to profitably expand its global leadership position in the spice, seasoning markets while being good stewards of the environment.”
Two years into the job, McConnell suggested to company president, Charles Jackson, that it implement a new global organizational structure that is focused on divisions or geographic areas, thus enabling a stronger focus on local environments and sustainability. One of the first steps would be to reorganize the current functional structure and move or hire new managers for each of the new divisions. The new divisional structure will enable more of a focus on the local environment, thus assisting managements in understanding how they can impact each demographic area.
In a meeting with managers, Charles and Ann need to introduce the new strategies. They know that 3 of the 7 current managers will be reluctant to change to the new organizational structure and strategy. Charles and Ann need to consider what management strategies they will need to focus on how to get all the managers on board and they need to consider what management skills will be most needed to implement the new strategies.
Taking into consideration what you have learned the past few weeks on learning organizations, culture, and human capital, develop a strategy for leadership to use that will help management in their new roles and that will focus on the organizational vision and purpose.
Motivation is one of the forces that lead to performance.
Motivation is defined as the desire to achieve a goal or a certain performance level, leading to goal-directed behavior. When we refer to someone as being motivated, we mean that the person is trying hard to accomplish a certain task. Motivation is clearly important if someone is to perform well; however, it is not sufficient.
Ability—or having the skills and knowledge required to perform the job—is also important and is sometimes the key determinant of effectiveness.
Finally, environmental factors such as having the resources, information, and support one needs to perform well are critical to determine performance. At different times, one of these three factors may be the key to high performance. For example, for an employee sweeping the floor, motivation may be the most important factor that determines performance.
In contrast, even the most motivated individual would not be able to successfully design a house without the necessary talent involved in building quality homes. Being motivated is not the same as being a high performer and is not the sole reason why people perform well, but it is nevertheless a key influence over our performance level.
So what motivates people? Why do some employees try to reach their targets and pursue excellence while others merely show up at work and count the hours? As with many questions involving human beings, the answer is anything but simple. Instead, there are several theories explaining the concept of motivation. We will discuss motivation theories under two categories: need-based theories and process theories.