Motivation and Teams Case Study

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The motivation theories that are found in the case study readings are the Expectancy theory and the Goal-setting theory. The expectancy theory is described as employees being motivated to work hard so they can be rewarded for hard work. The goal setting theory is having employees motivated by achieving goals by having the goals be specific, challenging, measurable, results oriented, and specify a timeframe for completion. The theory found in the first study which was about the two men and a truck was the expectancy theory. According to the article (Perman, 2005) Sheets decided that Two Men would put a premium on customer service. “Moving had a cruddy reputation,” she says. “I made sure everything was spotless. This shows that she was motivated to make sure her business was not like all other moving companies and she would work hard to make sure it would make its own guidelines. The Siemens case study has an example of goal setting theory. The article shows that the new boss was motivated to change the way production was done. Instead of taking six week to complete a project they the work load by working longer shifts and weekends to shortened it to one week. It stated that the new boss “was able to motivate people to pull together”. (Brady, 2005) The approach taken by the Ms. Sheets to create high performing teams was to make sure each franchise owner was on the same page by starting something called Stick Man University. It was a training facility at their headquarters. The Siemens case study took a different approach by hiring a cocky, younger, motivated person to run their factory. He then turned around their production time by showing the employees what could happen if things did not make the necessary changes. Works Cited Brady, J. E. (2005). Siemens’s New Boss. BusinessWeek. Perman, S. (2005). Two Men and a Lot of Trucks. BusinessWeek

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