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The paper "Organisational Behavior " Is a wonderful example of a Management Case Study. Motivation is a crucial component in organization Theories have been formulated to encourage and elucidate to organizations the importance of knowing what drives individual employees in an organization. Currently, organizations try as much as possible to train their managers on how to use motivation as a tool to increase production. For a manager or employer to know the attitudes, behavior, and character of individual employees, understanding of motivation and its theories is essential. This case study will discuss and highlight the importance of motivation both to the employer and employee and draw its evidence from motivation theories.

Organizational behavior theories that help an organization in strategizing have also been mentioned. Organizational Behavior Concepts In the organization that George works for, there are no motivational concepts to inspire employees. Employees are not appreciated and this greatly influences their delivery and performance. Performance is the accomplishment or achievement of a task measured against effectiveness, efficiency, speed, and cost. An individual’ s performance and hard work are very significant in determining one's performance appraisals.

In George’ s situation, he lacks motivation from the superiors at work. He puts so much effort into his work, works very hard but does not get any appreciation or motivation from his team members. His work and effort do not seem to be recognized. This ends up de-motivating him and he starts losing interest in his work. He starts coming to work late and does not show much interest compared when he started. This takes away his love for the job and the company in general (Cardy and Leonard, 2011).

He loses a kin interest in his work. The de-motivation robs him of flexibility at work because he has sacrificed so much time and put in a lot of time in the project that he was to do together with his team members Janet and Daniel but they do not see it. Instead of Janet encouraging him for his hard work and dedication, she blasts him and intimidates him in front of the other team member-Daniel because he was unable to contribute any point in the development of the project.

George seems to lack tolerance and he gives up so fast because of the de-motivation that he encounters and the bad comments about his work. He was feeling a loss of confidence and adequacy. George is not getting any recognition for the effort that he has shown. Daniel and Janet his team members did not give him a chance to show them his ideas or go through them. They did not give him time to learn and familiarize himself with the project and task at hand. They went through their ideas and points so fast as he was not part of the team.

George shows patience and love for his work that when he goes back home, he went through the project again in order to look at it from a new angle and give other ideas. After all that, Janet still thinks George is not good enough and this de-motivates him greatly. The organization lacks recognition of employees (Vecchio, 2006). The team members do not value his ideas and Janet went to the extent of going through his ideas without his permission and then shredding it to pieces and even after that, George still went through the project again putting into consideration the comments that Janet had made on his ideas but even after the changes, Janet was still not satisfied and did not see any value in his suggestions and ideas.

She was killing his creativity and innovation. What Janet may have forgotten is that motivation and utilization of one’ s talent-especially fresh-minded and new employees can be the greatest asset that a company can have.


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