Motivational Strategies

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 46
  • Published : December 25, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Motivational Strategies:

Ways to Increase Performance and Productivity

Prepared for:

Dr. Michael O'Conner

English 210 Instructor

439 Shilling Hall

Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois 62522

Prepared by:

Michael Merten

English 210 Student

215A Oakland Hall

Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois 62522

(217) 420-6526

mmerten@mail.millikin.edu

Date of Submission: May 1, 1997

Preface

Owners and managers of businesses across the United States all have the

same problem. This problem has to do with reaching maximum employee performance and

productivity. Many owners and managers do not know how to correct this major problem.

The purpose of this report is to provide employers with a wide range of motivational

strategies for achieving excellence by enhancing employee performance and productivity.

My role in relation to this problem is to decide as an employee which strategy I would

like imposed on me. However, sometimes the employee does not have a choice. My role as a

writer of this report is to inform owners and managers of different motivational strategies they

can utilize.

During my research I have compiled several motivational strategies I believe are excellent.

These strategies include organizational behavior modification, rewarding high performance,

setting goals, building effective work teams, reducing employee stress, and enhancing employee

participation. I have included examples of these strategies used by companies who had

performance and productivity problems.

Table Of Contents

Preface..............................................................................ii

List of Illustrations..............................................................................iv

Executive Summary ..............................................................................1

I. Introduction ..............................................................................2

II. Problem ..............................................................................2

III. Organizational Behavior Modification.............................................................................. 3

A. Emery Air Freight ..............................................................................3

B. Successfulness..............................................................................3

IV. Rewarding High Performance ..............................................................................4

A. Sterling Optical Company.............................................................................. 4

B. Costs.............................................................................. 4

V. Setting Goals ..............................................................................5

A. Weyerhauser Company.............................................................................. 5

VI. Building Effective Work Teams ..............................................................................6

A. Promoting Pride.............................................................................. 6

B. Developing a Norm of Teamwork.............................................................................. 7

VII. Reducing Employee Stress ..............................................................................7

A. Consequences of Stress ..............................................................................7

B. American Telephone and Telegraph.............................................................................. 8

VIII. Enhancing Employee Participation ..............................................................................9

A. A.E. Stanley Agriproducts Corporation...
tracking img