A motivated workforce can be a sign of a successful organization and our motives are key determinates of our behaviour (Huczynski and Buchanan, 7th edition).The Head of Department has an informal way of approaching his staff. The fact that he is very laid back projects a negative image and as a result it makes the workers less motivated in their job. On the other hand, this could be seen as a positive thing as workers could get on with their job without being pressurized.
One of the issues that may occur is that in Anne’s workforce of her new job is male dominated. “All are male”. This shows that Anne is the only female amongst the workers and as a result this could have an impact on her motivation whilst working in an environment she may not feel comfortable with.
Moreover, as “the head of department leads the department in a relatively informal and relaxed manner” may have an impact on the work. However, as he says that “I prefer a democratic approach” suggests that he takes into account what the workers have to say but when it comes to decision making, he makes the final decision. Anne may not be used to this as in her previous job, she was a partner of the company and people would seek solutions as well as recommendations from. Whereas in this job, she has a different role which might not keep motivated. In order to overcome this situation, the head should be more professional and take workers opinions into account giving them a sense of belonging as this is one of the essentials need in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
The head of department should be the one to strengthen the links between performances, effort and reward as it...