University of Phoenix Material Employee Portfolio: Motivation Action Plan Determine the motivational strategy or strategies that would likely be most appropriate for each of your three employees on basis of their individual characteristics. Indicate how you would leverage their employee evaluations to motivate each of the three employees. Describe one or more of the motivational theories and explain how the theories connect to each of your selected motivational strategies. Team Member Name Summary of Individual Characteristics Motivational Strategy and Action Plan Relevant Theory Christina Salgado Ms. Sanchez is a great hard worker she does keep more to herself, opening more with her co-workers and engage with them she will be able to feel more comfortable speaking her mind. Ms.Sanchez and I went over a plan and that is to be able to speak her mind more in a team meeting where it is only her team mates but also engage more in the next team project that she has been assigned to be apart of and she has agreed.
What do you feel are the strengths and weaknesses of each manager’s approach to management? Sharon is a go-getter she will get the job done fast, but she does not see the purpose of thinking things through to get everything right. Marcia gets things done in a time matter, and she thinks things out before she executes the project. I feel that it would be in the company interest if they would follow Marcia idea for planning out projects before completing them. Due to the fact she thinks about making the company money with wasting any.
A solution to her problem can be the “Must Have” Contributions by Team Members. Putting personal talents to usage, and using the different characteristics of your members could easily appoint who does what. The case describes Diane as shy but when there is direct attention she perseveres. Encouraging and motivating others can uplift the team to want to be
Aviii) List three different ways your own learning and development might be supported 1) Staff meetings 2) Appraisal and performance reviews 3) In house training/online learning Aix) List four different ways that a personal development plan may benefit your learning and development. 1) Would help to build confidence therefore improve working relationships 2) Give you a clear understanding of your work role 3) Lets you know where your weaknesses are so you would be able to broaden and deepen your knowledge. 4) Reflection to look back on all you have achieved
Case Study: Managing Virtual Work Teams Part 1- Conflict Response: I would suggest Lauren using compromising approach to deal with the conflict situation she might face during the meeting with the virtual team. Although “Collaborating” seems to be a win-win solution to many conflict situations, it is not easy to accomplish in short time. I believed compromising approach has considerable practical appeal to Lauren in this case. First, there is time pressure in this case. Lauren is assigned manager of the project and she need to work the team effectively and efficiency for sure.
Jessica Jones Sullivan English 098, 12:00 23, April, 2014 Confidence in an interview: You can really tell when I lack confidence. Why would someone hire a person who lacks confidence? Presenting myself with confidence is a sure way to do well on a job interview because confidence helps with gaps in skill set, improves body language, and allows me to cope with disappointment. Presenting myself with confidence helps overcome gaps in skill set. Confidence shows the employer that I am ready to tackle any tasks that may come my way.
That is why people avoid change. To encourage people to assist with the change, you must create a sense of urgency (Kotter, 1996, 1998) 2) You can try and battle the resistance to change that people have by yourself, or you can make your life much easier by enlisting the help of others. To counteract resistance, one option is to form a powerful coalition of managers to work with the most resistant people. 3) While it is not impossible to get things done without a definite plan of action, it is much simpler (and you get more cooperation) if there is a clear plan in place. Creating a vision and the strategies for achieving the vision will help expedite the change.
The following information of 3 questions about the Running Case: LearnInMotion.com Case found on page 204, which will be demonstrated in point form and short paragraphs: In order for Pierre and Jennifer to consider about the restructure of LearnInMotion’s selection process, they should consider a few things, who will be the right people to participate in this selection process which could incorporate: Individuals who are educated about this position Colleagues who are working on similar projects This can include one person (either Pierre or Jennifer) to several people who are committed. If Pierre and Jennifer do restructure LearnInMotion’s selection process, they should include an equal amount of women as they do men whenever it’s possible. They then can follow to plan this by reviewing resumes to select candidates that can be interviewed as soon as possible. Pierre and Jennifer should also look at the list of job-related criteria that are parallel to this selection. It will also be the foundation to develop interview questions.
Henry should have grabbed the opportunity of volunteering to be a leader. 3) The other alternative that Henry could do to increase the team's effectiveness is to try to find a neutral third party as the leader. Henry believed that a neutral leader with the industry expertise and teamwork leadership skills could help the team to move ahead much faster. Dana had also commented, “We need one more person to make the whole thing work: someone with seniority and a deep knowledge of the market… SWOT ANALYSIS Reflect the principal strengths and weaknesses of the each possible alternative to be followed by the team members, as well as to analyze the possible opportunities and threats that could derive from its environment. • First alternative: To carry on with the same
While we want a project manager to have better technical rather than people skills, we must consider that he/she must at least know how to deal with the team members. A project manager with poor people skills could make work harder and stressful for the team members. While he/she may lack some people skills, a project manager must at least know how to deal with the team members in order to successfully develop the project. Managers will achieve the project success by inspiring the team to accomplish their goals within the stipulated timeframe. The team members will judge newly appointed managers based on his/her good interpersonal and verbal communication skills or lack thereof simply because they have nothing else to base it on.