Moving your employees, Discussions and Replies help

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(For discussion One)

Please read BEFORE

Unfortunately, a lot of people miss the first sentence of this forum. You do NOT have a lot of resources. The idea of giving nice salaries, special perks, health insurances, etc. is really not on the table (start up companies rarely have the funds to do this early on). So - what the forum question is really asking is what other NON-Monetary incentives can you come up with to get (and keep) your employees motivated? Please use your text, other readings or outside sources to develop your list (and please provide citations).

For your reply posts, see if you can find someone who came up with different ideas than you did - perhaps between the two of you a comprehensive list can be developed.

Discussion One: (original post)

Moving your employees

Assume that you are about to start your own business and are short on resources. You want to build a company with happy and motivated employees. What areas can you focus on from the very beginning to ensure that your employees will be satisfied and motivated? Consider the incentives that motivate you as an employee (both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators).

Discussion One Reply: (reply to this)

Starting a business with limited resources can be difficult. So as a manager I would need to come up with creative ideas to keep my employees involved and motivated. I believe that a person who feels appreciated will be more willing to work harder and more likely to keep a positive attitude.

A simple thank you and telling the employee they are doing a great job will go a long way. Some other incentives could include developing an employee of the month program. Each employee of the month would receive something as simple as movie tickets, a special parking spot, and their picture on the wall (Kruse, 2013).

Other incentives could be a company lunch or pizza or I could bring in donuts. There also could be a casual dress day, flexible hours, and schedules for the employees. Even just giving the employee or employees a simple thank card would go a long way I believe.

Being able to give monetary incentives are wonderful but just a little acknowledgement can go a long way.

Krause, Kevin. (March 1, 2013). 25 Low Cost Ways to Reward Employees

Website: www.forbes.com

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Discussion Two: (original post) *NEEDS to be in Minnesota*

At one time or another, you dreamed about opening your own business. For this week's discussion board, describe the business of your dreams (what type of business is it, where would it be located, how many employees, etc.). As you plan for your dream business, how would you structure it (LLC, LLP, S-Corp, etc.) and why would this structure be best for your business?

Discussion Two Reply:


'(I will have to post this later today)


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Discussion one Post: Motivation is the key to performance improvement
Employees are the most important assets of any organization. It is the intention of all
organization to have a satisfied and motivated workforce. Motivation is a skill which can and
should be taught (Thomas, 2009). Motivation requires a desire to act, the ability to act and
having an objective (Ramlall, 2004). Startup firms are faced with limited resources but for it to
succeed it must motivate its employees intrinsically and extrinsically. These can be done
through:











The sense of meaningfulness that involves knowing the importance of the purpose you
are trying to achieve. It involves the drive to accomplish something substantial.
Sense of choice-Employees will feel motivated to work when they are free to choose how
to accomplish their work based on their judgment to select activities that are crucial and
perform them appropriately
The sense of competence-When employees has a feeling that they are handling their work
well and the performance derived thereafter meets or exceed the desired results. It gives
employees a sense of satisfaction and pride in their duties
The sense of progress-This involves being encouraged for your efforts and contribution
towards the success of the company.
Bonuses-This involves sharing part of the company’s profits with the staff as a means of
motivating them
Free lunch-The company can offer employees free lunch at times as a way of
appreciation for the work that they have well performed
Team building activities-Organizing for a common event that involves all the staff will
also help boost their morale at work
Celebrating short-term wins by ensuring the team are having fun while they are being
productive

Motivated employees are highly productive as compared to employees who aren’t motivated. It
also plays a role in shaping employees attitude towards their daily tasks. (Thomas, 2009)
Discussion one reply
Startup businesses are faced with limited resources. So as a manager I am urged to devise ways
of motivating my employees. The inner drive to work is very vital for my employees and the
success of the organization. To do this, I need to give them some sense of meaning or importance
of the job they undertake and its impact on the overall performance of the company. Allowing
them to choose where to start and what to prioritize in their duties is an indication of appreciating
that they understand their work and they can work with minimum supervision. Imparting some
sense of compete...

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