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  1. Is motivation more important than ability in a successful competitive performance?

    Then he scored the goal that got us in the world cup. Thirdly, if you didn't have motivation you wouldn't pay money for different activities. E.g. gym membership, football club signing on fees, tennis club membership, hiring equipment and many other clubs type fees. Motivation isn't more important than ability in a successful competitive performance for many different reasons as well: Firstly, from experience (e.g. football matches) I have realised that if you aren't a player, with a lot of ability, you wont make it to the team in the first place even if you are the most committed/motivated player on the team.

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  2. How long will our natural resources last?

    that either consumption rates are dramatically and rapidly lowered or the planet will no longer be able to sustain its growing population. The Earth is rich in natural resources. Some of these we depend on for our very survival, whilst others are consumed to enhance our quality of life. Some of the resources we use, such as oil and gas, take so long to form through natural processes that we can consider them non-renewable; eventually they will run out. A Sustainable Solution is a product that should be capable of being made, used, and recycled continuously for a thousand years without negative environmental consequences.

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  3. In this report, I will describe the theory of motivation written by Magregar, Herstberg, and Maslow.

    * The average human prefers to be directed, dislikes responsibility, is unambiguous, and desires security above everything. * These assumptions lie behind most organizational principles today, and give rise both to "tough" management with punishments and tight controls, and "soft" management which aims at harmony at work. * Both these are "wrong" because man needs more than financial rewards at work, he also needs some deeper higher order motivation - the opportunity to fulfill himself. * Theory X managers do not give their staff this opportunity so that the employees behave in the expected fashion. Theory Y Assumptions In addition, McGregor believes an average human has an attitude of liking working and will enjoy it.

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  4. A report on the motivation of people in the workplace.

    I chose this method of gathering the results in preference for example to post them through people's doors, wait for a reply and maybe not even receive a response at all. 2.3 In lessons we taught all of the possible ways that companies are able to motivate their employees. We looked at the financial side e.g. bonuses, the social side e.g. tea breaks and Personal pride e.g. promotions. When then looked at motivation techniques that were but together by two behavioural scientists called Taylor and Herzberg.

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  5. Performance management is when a business needs to manage the performance of his employees effectively and efficiently if the company is going to be competitive towards their rivals.

    The managers monitor so that they can see how well their employee's are performing. Monitoring also provides much other information: � It shows that if the employee has a capability of doing more greatly in his job, then the employee could be promoted. � It can show where the weakness of the employee is and that it can be improved or he could even be replaced. Frederick Taylor Theory Taylor's theory has not influenced the motivation of the employees in Boots. Taylor believed that the only thing which motivated people was money. He observed different workers carrying out tasks which became known as his time and motion studies.

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  6. Business studies: Analyse the different approaches to motivation; comment on the relevance of theories to today's workplace.

    Taylor came up with the phrase 'Economic man' to describe workers nature, this theory was that workers only worked for the purpose of getting money. He believed managers needed to devise efficient systems to maximise profits so the workers could be paid more and managers needed to devise threats and incentives. This is the most basic type of motivation that any of the four theorists being covered came up with, and possibly the one least likely to produce good results in today's workplace.

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  7. Hypothesis - 'Unskilled workers or workers with low qualifications are working purely for the money'

    I have chosen this hypothesis because people with highly paid jobs have most likely worked hard though years of training/university etc. to get the degree/training they need to specialise in to get a particular job. Fewer people go through these years of training and work because it does not earn money - they could be out working and getting paid. In a way the hard work and no pay in re-paid and if not exceeded in a persons lifetime. This is because people can get higher paid jobs due to their higher qualifications.

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  8. The fundamental aim of training is to help an organisation like the Northern District Health Board Support Agency (NDSA) achieve its purpose by adding value to its key resource- the people it employs.

    Problem Statement The fundamental aim of training is to help an organisational like the Northern District Health Board (NDSA) achieve its purpose by adding value to its key resource- the people it employs (Armstrong, 2001). Training refers to specific learning activities that aim to improve employees performance based on job related knowledge skills and abilities (Macky & Johnson, 2003). Changing job and environmental demands means that organisations such as the Northern District Health Board Support Agency (NDSA) will be required to review and update the knowledge, skills and abilities of their workforce (Armstrong, 2001). Training is the process by which this is accomplished (Cushway, 1999).

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  9. Strategic Management - A case study of the University of Asmara

    University of Asmara was re-established in August 1991 after the Eritrean liberation and granted a Charter by the Provisional government of Eritrea, guaranteeing its autonomy and academic freedom. Strategic Management refers to the managerial process of forming a strategic vision, setting objectives, crafting a strategy, implementing and executing the strategy, and then overtime imitating what ever corrective adjustments in the vision, objectives, strategy, and execution are deemed appropriate. Strategy: A company's strategy is the game management is using to take out a market position, conduct its operation, attract and please customers, complete successfully, and achieve organisational objectives.

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  10. Management Information Systems - The Technology-based Home of the Future.

    (62) He suggests that this is simply just the way it will be, given that larger, technology driven, companies are looking at entering the housing market. At no time in his article does he look at the issues involved in these new technologies. On the other hand, Stephan S, Intille, a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences, working with the team on the MIT Home of the Future Consortium looks at several issues concerning these new technologies. In his article "Designing a Home of the Future", he addresses issues such as whether or not the future home should automatically make all of the adjustments to the environment, or perhaps there is a better way.

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  11. Describe and analyze your learning from these experiences, identifying the implications for you as manager.

    As there was no one to give orders to the group the members felt that no one really wanted be too outspoken, or to take charge of the group. I felt that we were holding back. On the occasions we had group meetings we would struggle to convey information to each other. . We agreed one what needed to be done but we didn't get it done. Looking back I believe the problem to be poor quality communication. For example, when we were talking in groups we would each decide the tasks, which needed to be done, then we would assign them to a certain member of the group.

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  12. Compare and contrast interviews and assessment centers as tools for Recruitment and/or Selection in organizations.

    Whereas if an organization is looking for a new cleaner of genitor then I believe, although it is less important, less scrutiny is required. When the importance of the job available has been considered then the company needs to decide how much money it is willing to surplus into Recruitment & Selection. Is the company looking for long-term solutions or short-term solutions? By deciding which the company will know how much money will be pumped into Recruitment & Selection. Whilst assessing the importance of the position and the funds available for Recruitment & Selection the organization must also take into account how quickly the position needs filling.

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  13. Individual Behavioral Case Analysis of a furniture store.

    The increasing confusion in the ordering process and escalation in workload have gradually deteriorated their morale. In June 1997, the remarkable drop in business turnover has finally provoked anxiety in the management team, which decided to confront the problem of poor collaboration network within the company. The Senior Operation Manager, Barry Searle, was called upon and asked to resolve what seemed to be every senior manager's concern: "How do we streamline the order process and make it easier for employees - especially those working from remote facilities - to enter ordering information?" Barry put together a new development team in an effort to improve the existing workflow.

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  14. Why is organization culture and organizational politics important to information and knowledge management?

    Culture is the way we do things around here, a set of tacit assumptions that have developed over time. It is a form of unspoken knowledge, the seldom discussed assumptions that are behind the actions we take. Once a culture is acquired it is inherently stable. To improve the way an organization manages knowledge and information, change must be introduced. But in some cases, introducing change of any kind is analogous to throwing a spanner into a well functioning engine. Depending on the organizational culture and politics, it could be akin to throwing a monkey wrench and a power drill or two into the organizational engine.

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  15. Introduction to Human Resource Management

    The swimming Pool should adopt the theory of HRM. The concept of HRM. What exactly is 'human resource management'? Many people find HRM to be a vague and elusive concept - not least because it seems to have a variety of meanings. This confusion reflects the different interpretations found in articles and books about human resource management. Townley (1994) argues that much of the confusion over the role of human resource managers is due to two factors:- 1. The conflict between the 'welfare' tradition of personnel management and the strategic orientation of modern HRM 2.

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  16. Should Software Engineers Be licensed?

    It is important to note that the subject of concern is safety-related software engineering not software engineering in general. Professional Organisation Membership In principal the notion that all involved in should be members of an appropriate professional organisation is in the best interests of the field of computing and the public. It will improve the robustness and quality of safety-related software. The problem lies with defining the grey area that signifies whether or not people are involved in the development.

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  17. Evaluate the importance of managers understanding how motivation effects their workers

    (Mullins 1999, p406) Motivation is a driving force, trying to persuade workers to do a given task. Managers want to motivate their workers as much as possible so given tasks will be completed as quickly and to the best of the workers ability as possible. Workers performance is given by the formulae. Performance = function (ability x motivation) Therefore to increase performance the different forms of motivation must be examined. (Mullins 1999, p406) Intrinsic and Extrinsic methods of motivation. Intrinsic motivators are 'psychological' rewards, and extrinsic physical or tangible rewards. Non-financial rewards have been recognised in the last few decades as another method to motivation.

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  18. There Is No One Best Way To Motivate the Worker, the Best Approach Depends On the Circumstances In Which the Manager Finds Himself

    Naturally, these goals as also the motivation system must conform to the corporate policy of the organization. The motivational system must be tailored to the situation and to the organization. In one of the most elaborate studies on employee motivation, involving 31,000 men and 13,000 women, the Minneapolis Gas Company sought to determine what their potential employees desire most from a job. This study was carried out during a 20 year period from 1945 to 1965 and was quite revealing. The ratings for the various factors differed only slightly between men and women, but both groups considered security as the highest rated factor.

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  19. "At the end of the day, competition is the only thing that motivates - the theories revisited"

    It is a well-established fact that people must be motivated to work. When people are motivated, there is an urge inside them that makes them work towards a goal. But, what makes people motivated? Different people have different needs at different times. According to their needs, they will be motivated by different factors. People exist, according to Maslow in a hierarchy of needs (see Appendix 1), going from physiological need through safety, social, esteem to self-actualization. As each need is satisfied, the people move up a level. When the basic need for food is satisfied, people look for safety through job security.

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  20. Report on Cheapo Oils' Health and Safety Issues.

    * Fire risk, either in a vehicle or near the oil storage tanks Sensitisation to the oil * Oil spillage or leaks (slip hazard) * Oil splashes into eyes * Risk of personnel being hit by moving vehicle The basis of successful safety management is the installation and maintenance of effective systems aimed principally at the prevention of accidents, ill-health and other forms of incident which result in loss to an organisation. Such systems should identify the standards to be maintained and the systems for monitoring and measuring performance in the achievement of these standards1.

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  21. Does Human Resource Management have an effect on Organisational Performance?

    This survey was a replicate of earlier research carried out by Fernie and Metcalf (1995) who used data from the 1990 Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS 1990). Fernie and Metcalf reported that the presence of communication channels, efforts to boost employee involvement and financial incentive schemes led to improved productivity levels and growth. Therefore linking HRM to the organisation's bottom line. By carrying out the same survey using data eight years on, J. Addison and C. Belfield were able to test the soundness of the first surveys results.

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  22. "Happy workers are creative and productive workers"

    This has changed, in particularly by high-tech industries, such as dot-com companies, which have transformed the workplace in recent years, offering their employees signing bonuses, stock options. Nowadays companies have considered the effect of temperature, noise, lighting, air quality, workspace size, arrangement and privacy, to make employees feel safe, healthy and comfortable. Generally, people who work or study in environment in which temperature is regulated within an individual's acceptable range, the production level will be higher than those who work in uncomfortable temperature environment.

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  23. The Day They Announced The Buyout.

    A few explanations could account for this difference in reaction. Firstly, personality plays a large role in dictating a person's response to situations. Diane's father is older and more conservative in his attitudes. His perspective is to tackle each problem as it arises. Conversely, Diane lets her emotions control her thoughts. Fear and anger over potentially losing her job causes her to lose sight of the fact that the offer still has not been accepted as of yet and there is no immediate need for panic.

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  24. Mba Organisation Analysis and Control Assignment - “Everyone wants a job that scores high on the job characteristics model. Particularly in relation to the use of new technology, managers should design jobs with this in mind” Discuss.

    It is this statement and its validity that will be the focus of this paper. In testing this, it is important that the term 'new technology' be defined. For the purpose of this paper it broadly encompasses, "the physical elements or aspects of machines, processes and work layout involved in the transformation process, and the methods, systems and procedures involved in the performance of the work activities of the organisation".5 The present process of job design bears little resemblance to that of the past.

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  25. A Report on Recruitment and Selection.

    The report will also include a bibliography and appended documents. The Documents for Recruitment and Selection There are 4 main tasks involved for the process of recruitment and selection. If these tasks are done thoroughly the organisation will have good recruitment and selection process. They are: * Job analysis of the job (appendix 1) * Job description (appendix 3) * Person specification (appendix 4) * Job advertisement (appendix 5) These tasks were carried out on the chosen job of Sales Manager at an Argos store.

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