Motivation is a complex subject, but its understanding
and application is central to the success of management and organizational
success. Imagine that you have been tasked by the CEO of your organization
(current or past) with recommending actions to improve the motivation of the
organization’s employees. The CEO has requested that you prepare a talking
paper explaining to management what motivation is, the factors that influence
motivation, the role of the leader in motivation, and ways the organization can
inspire motivation. The talking paper should not be a reiteration of motivation
theory, but should provide succinct points that cover the key topics of
motivation and provides a road map that management can implement to improve
motivation within the organization. Note: You may create and / or make
all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
For an explanation of a talking paper and tips to
create a successful one, read the article titled “How to Write a Talking Points
Paper”, located at http://www.ehow.com/how_8113844_write-talking-points-paper.html.
Also, review the document titled “Talking Paper Instructions”.
In preparation for this assignment, review the
following additional resources on motivation:
“Creating a motivating work environment” (2 min 20 s),
located at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Creating-motivating-work-environment/142957/155997-4.html?org=strayer.edu.
Berry, J. (2014). Revolutionising motivation. Training
Journal, 10-13. (Note: Available in the Strayer Library)
Write a two to four (2-4) page talking paper in which
the concept of motivation, and examine the substantial reasons why
motivation is difficult to understand.
the potential effectiveness of the model positioning of motivation, and
propose at least one (1) action that the organization can take in order
to apply the concept.
the feedback control loop, and suggest one (1) way that the organization
can use the feedback control loop to determine whether management’s
actions are motivating or demotivating.
the manner in which leaders can influence employee motivation through
goal setting, impression management, and encouragement.
a plan to redesign a job of your choice within the organization,
outlining the steps that the organization would need to take to redesign
the job to encourage and develop motivation for employees.
one (1) theory of motivation from pages 185 to 206 in the textbook.
Outline a plan to integrate the selected theory into the organization.
the key to success in implementing your plan of action to increase
motivation within your chosen organization.
at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may
include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does
not qualify as an academic resource.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name,
the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
The specific course learning outcomes associated with
this assignment are:
the relationship between the basic organizational behavior models of
individual, group, and organizational processes, and the productivity of
the variety of motivational theories and job design considerations.
technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and
clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using
proper writing mechanics.