The paper 'IBM International Business Machines in the UK " is a good example of a management case study. Employee engagement has gained importance in many organizations across the globe. This is because various organizations are continuously gaining an understanding of the importance of employee engagement by becoming familiar with the idea that it is pointless in employing individuals if the employer will not take measures of ensuring that employees are willing to give their best. It is apparent that few organizations have this line of thinking, and if they do, they have not put more effort into turning this thinking into actualization (Woodruffe, 2006).
It is unfortunate to realize that there are still managing directors and CEOs who are of the view that their staff will be inspired to offer a standard performance simply because the organization has offered them employment opportunities. This high-level management views financial gains as a way of solving all problems of employees; their argument is that if the organization offers enough money the employees will remain motivated. However, this kind of thinking is outdated and faulty in the contemporary world.
It is paramount for organizations across the globe to appreciate that although the basic need of earning a living is the major reason for the majority of individuals to work, it does not imply that financial gain is always the key aspect when individuals opt to join one company instead of the other one (Kumar, 2009). This aspect is specifically a fact on highly gifted and talented individuals, who tend to have a vivid understanding of the value they possess in the market and they will be seeking a potential employer that can give them the desired market rate and other incentives.
Although the actual reasons individuals seek employment will differ from one person to the other, it is imperative to acknowledge that employee motivation plays a major role (Woodruffe, 2006). In the current global market of employment, where the cradle to the grave view of securing a job is in most instances a distant memory, individuals are highly aware of the importance of maximizing their suitability of being employed. A major motive why individuals seek employment, and the reason why they could be encouraged to offer their best, involves how they anticipate the experience will appear on their resumes.
Woodruffe (2006) continues to argue that these employees will anticipate the continuous development of the organization that they work for and if they find it not forthcoming, they will move to another organization that will fulfill these expectations.
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