JLB Enterprises is a computer manufacturer that is experiencing
low employee motivation. Evidence shows that efficiency has decreased 15%
over the last two years while other factors, including the number of employees,
have remained the same, and the process to assemble computers has remained the
same as well.
Additionally, the 2011 annual employee survey shows that
employee satisfaction and morale have decreased significantly (a 20% decline)
over the last 3 years. A recent survey of employees conducted by an
outside consulting firm confirmed that employees do not feel motivated.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “not motivated” to 10 being “very motivated,”
the average of all reported results was 5.5.
Recent examples of research studies that have demonstrated a
link between motivation and performance. JLB Enterprises has a problem in
that employee performance has declined over time. This is a problem because
lower performance means fewer products built for the same amount of time and
money. Therefore, efficiency has declined and costs have increased.
List and define one of the leadership theories that may serve as
a lens to view JLB Enterprises’ current problem.
Then, using the components of the theory, show how the
characteristics of the theory may potentially inform strategies for improving
this performance problem.
Remember, your thoughts, feelings, and opinions must be
supported with facts, statistics, testimonials, examples, cases and other
references in critical thinking. Research and facts support critical
Your essay should be
approximately 500 words (two typed, double-spaced, APA-formatted pages), well
written, and documented per CSU-Global graduate guidelines for APA Style.
(Please see page 6 of this module for graduate APA guidelines.)
A cover page and
References page are required.
Be sure to use proper
punctuation, spelling and grammar; points will be deducted accordingly.
Support your analysis
by referencing and citing sources when needed. It is suggested that you cite at
least three credible sources. Sources
must be cited according to APA guidelines.