Unit III Reflection Paper
It has been stated that different industries and organizational differences influence which motivational techniques and theories are most effective. It has also been stated that situational factors, such as the type of power exerted, can influence team and organizational effectiveness.
Given the fact that the employment of different types of power might influence a team members satisfaction, and thus his or her motivation to continue, in regards to your current industry and/or the culture of your current organization, write a reflection paper that considers the following:
Describe leader power, follower motivation, and the aspects of effective followership.
Provide an overview of influence and the major process and content motivational theories.
Describe which motivational theory would be the most appropriate at your industry/organization.
Describe the power types from the French and Raven power taxonomy that would fit best with that motivational theory.
Are there any power types that should be avoided when employing that motivational theory?
Be sure to follow the guidelines below:
Writing should include proper grammar, sentence structure, and writing mechanics.
Organization should be logical.
Your paper should be at least two pages in length.
In order to access the resources below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the CSU Online Library.
Locate the following articles in the CSU Online Library under the ABI/INFORM Collection database and access the full-text PDF:
This paper introduces concepts and capabilities by providing adequate oversight into the many aspects of leadership and teamwork. Locate the following article, and read pages 69-72 (pages 12-15 in the PDF), the section titled Motivating Others:
Boykins, C., Campbell, S., Corey, R., Harp, M., Mason, T., & Stanton, D. (2015). Business as usual LLC: Leadership fundamentals for the small business community. Journal of Information Technology and Economic Development, 6(1), 58-86. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/docview/1714458414?accountid=33337
The case depicts a business school dean\’s attempt to raise the salaries of School of Business faculty members to the 25th percentile salary level of AACSB accredited institutions. The salary proposal created an uproar among the non-business faculty at the university. Locate the following article, and read pages 47-49 (pages 1-3 in the PDF):
Boyles, W., Stark, C., & Livingston, T. (2008). The greedy seven. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 14(6), 47-51. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/docview/216300524?accountid=33337
This article gives a brief introduction into the history of human motivation research and discusses a variety of motivational theories. From the numerous theories reviewed, the main motivational elements are assembled into a Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM) Locate the following article, and read pages 23-27 (pages 1-5 in the PDF), the section titled Literature Review:
Harell, G., & Daim, T. U. (2010). HDM modeling as a tool to assist management with employee motivation: The case of silicon forest. Engineering Management Journal, 22(1), 23-33. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/docview/734622232?accountid=33337
Employees around the world are motivated to work and perform effectively based on the kind of positive rewards they expect to earn as a result of their performance. This paper is an attempt to relate quality of work life with the Expectancy theory proposed by Victor Vroom. Locate the following article, and read pages 49-52 (pages 5-8 in the PDF), the section titled Application of Expectancy Theory:
HemaMalini, P. H., & Washington, A. (2014). Employees\’ motivation and valued rewards as a key to effective QWL- from the perspective of expectancy theory. TSM Business Review, 2(2), 45-54. Retrieved from Https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/1656246637?accountid=33337
Herzberg\’s two-factor theory of motivation is widely known in management circles. However, it has been criticized regarding its validity in different work settings. Construction is an industry with unique characteristics which may have special effects on employee motivation. Locate the following article, and read pages 333-335 (pages 1-3 in the PDF), from the beginning through the section titled The factors:
Ruthankoon, R., & Ogunlana, S. O. (2003). Testing Herzberg\’s two-factor theory in the Thai construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 10(5), 333-341. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/218684207?accountid=33337
This article discusses correctional officer turnover in terms of traditional theories of motivation. It does so by calling on the content theories of Maslow\’s hierarchy of needs and Herzberg\’s motivation-hygiene theory.
Locate the following article, and read pages 74-79 (pages 6-11 in the PDF), the section titled Process Theories to the end of the article:
Udechukwu, I. I. (2009). Correctional officer turnover: Of Maslow\’s needs hierarchy and Herzberg\’s motivation theory. Public Personnel Management, 38(2), 69-82. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/215950421?accountid=33337
While focusing on the renowned bases of social power put forth by French and Raven in 1959, this paper aims to address the history and future of this taxonomy within organizational settings. Locate the following article, and read pages 267-278 (pages 1-12 in the PDF):
Elias, S. (2008). Fifty years of influence in the workplace. The evolution of the French and Raven power taxonomy. Journal of Management History, 14(3), 267-283. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com.libraryresources.c olumbiasouthern.edu/docview/211031316?accountid=33337