• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

I am going to research in general Motivation. I will look at the theories of both Maslow and Taylor. Books and other such sources most easily explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Taylor's scientific management, so I will use this as one of my sources.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Index * Page 1: Index * Page 2: Procedure * Page 3: Findings * Page 4: Findings * Page 5: Analysis * Page 6: My Plan * Page 7: My Plan * Page 8: Bibliography "My plan to have, happy motivated, successful staff" Author: David Love Completion for: 24/1/03 Procedure. I am going to research in general Motivation. I will look at the theories of both Maslow and Taylor. Books and other such sources most easily explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Taylor's scientific management, so I will use this as one of my sources. My primary research will come from working people who have experienced motivational tactics first hand. I will to come into contact with managers of well-motivated companies and find out how they motivate their staff. My secondary research will come from the Internet. I will use search engines to find what I am looking for. I will use certain keywords relevant to my topic. The keywords I will use will be along the lines of: Motivation, Maslow, Taylor and other things relevant to motivation. I will also generally browse around the subject and may stumble upon some useful information. I will pay close attention to the quality of information found on the Internet, as some of it is not very good. ...read more.

Middle

This theory contradicts the X and Y theories and the theory of Maslow. Analysis From my primary research I have found that people are not easily motivated. There is not one clear path to follow in order to motivate all people. All people are DIFFERENT. They want good working conditions, good pay and an enjoyable job. They are different, but like to be treated as individuals. They need special attention so it is hard to find a motivational theory that is universal but to apply your own on people specifically rather than deploying the same tactic on all staff. I must locate the workers that need hard motivation, those that need soft and gentle motivation and then those who just need a little praise and encouragement. I must also adapt my plan for motivation very frequently In my personal opinion I believe that Maslow's theory of motivation. This is because Maslow's theory is adaptable. It involves a lot of assessment by the manager to concentrate on the need the worker is trying to fulfill and to help them to fulfill it. An example of this would be if a student just starting work, lots of tuition fees to pay off and loans taken would be less interested in money than that of a worker that had been with the firm 20 years would not be so interested in pay and more in the second two levels of Maslow's hierarchy. ...read more.

Conclusion

This will make my workers feel happy to be employed here as they are being treated with respect and not with disrespect. The Christmas bonus will not be for all staff regardless of their effort. The bigger the effort the more they get at Christmas. * One thing that I will incorporate into my shop is a customer analysis box. There will be some kind of incentive to fill out the form like a gift voucher of some kind. The most sales, the best reviews and the most enthusiastic worker will receive a prize for each individual Month. The employee with the most after the whole year will receive a prize E.G a Christmas hamper. * The staff after a month trial run will receive a staff discount at our music shop. The staff discount will be 10%. The social room will contain a drinks machine, drinks chosen by the staff and it will be half price at our expense for worker. * Promotion will be a very delicate factor as it is hard to promote someone inside a small business. After a while the store will have grown and promotion will be easier. There will be a hierarchy the first will be trainee, junior assistant, senior assistant, supervisor then manager. Promotion can only occur up one and in an over a minimum of 4 months. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE People in Business section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE People in Business essays

  1. What is the purpose of management theory? Explain how knowledge to understanding of management ...

    * it contributed to major improvements in physical working conditions for employees * it provided the formation for modern work studies The drawbacks were mainly for the workers: * it reduced the worker's role to that of a rigid adherence to methods and procedures over which he had no discretion

  2. Content and process theories of motivation

    These tangible rewards are categorised under extrinsic motivation, which is all about motivation separate from your ability to do a task, under this heading rewards salary and promotion fall (Boddy et al). In that particular situation the expectancy of earning more will have been the key motivator in them staying in the organisation for so long.

  1. A REPORT INTO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AT SAINSBURY'S

    Training is not just done for the employee's benefit. Sainsbury's will aim to achieve specific benefits from running training courses, and if those benefits are not achieved, then the training needs looking at again. For Sainsbury's, training and development helps improve quality and service and therefore will raise productivity.

  2. As a short-term business Consultant, I have been hired by Alton Towers PLC to ...

    Upwards communication has been used more recently. It is where employees at the bottom of the line of command express their views and opinions about certain subjects. Usually the employees who are at the bottom of the line of command have good ideas and this way they can have them heard.

  1. Discuss The Extent To Which The Principles of Scientific Management (F W Taylor, 1911) ...

    A quick summary of the book comes from Crompton and Jones (1984). They said that Braverman argued the logic of capitalist production is such that it leads to the inevitable deskilling of the labour process, to progressively render work increasingly routine and fragmented.

  2. Critically assess what is involved in the whole issue of Performance Management and motivating ...

    This is clearly motivational. > The employees may have a greater understanding of their own work area and their job than an external appraiser may have. This is increasingly the case where employees are working in highly creative, individual situations, developing interpersonal relations that are not always easy to scrutinise and measure > Self-evaluation is cost effective.

  1. Total Quality Management

    Project team leaders should report to the Steering Team right up to the time of implementation and after an evaluation of the results has been made. 6. Quality Function Deployment. Process improvement begins by defining what it is that the customer wants and needs.

  2. Abraham Maslow - Motivational Theory

    Some times this is done by performance related pay, or bonuses and gifts. Some organisations will literally through incentives at you left right and centre just to bring up the level of motivation, and a common organisation to do so is double glazing firms.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work