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In the background materials, you read about some very traditional theories of motivation such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory. You also learned about how people of other ethnicities or religions are motivated in the workplace. Now you will connect those theories to identifying appropriate motivational tools for the following four employees who each represent a different ethnic group where you work:
—Adara, a 26-year-old married mother who is of the Muslim faith and was born in Detroit, Michigan, but moved away and became a valued employee three years ago. She has an associate degree in accounting and is also going to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
—Ivy, a single 22-year-old African American, a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, has been with the company for just three months. She is the company’s social media marketing assistant.
—Maria, a 30-year-old single mother originally from Puerto Rico, has been with the company for five years. She works as an administrative assistant and is going to school online to earn a degree in business administration.
—Richard, a white 45-year-old man who has been with the company for 16 years is the Director of Finance.
—Consider a time at work when you felt highly motivated. Think about exactly what motivates you personally. Can you apply Maslow’s and Herzberg’s theories to yourself? Now, think about what these four named employees might want or need to motivate them, again applying Maslow’s or Herzberg’s theories. Be sure to conduct some research in the library and read the background readings about what motivates different employee groups.
—At work, you are offered the opportunity to develop a PowerPoint presentation that introduces employees to tools your company may adopt to increase employee motivation.
—You have come up with 5 tools that you feel will motivate the employees to complete their work in a satisfactory manner, leading to meeting organizational goals. You will apply at least two tools to each of the four named employees and explain why those tools were chosen as motivational tools.
—Your presentation should cover the following:
—What are 5 tools managers and organizations use to motivate their employees? Include a short discussion of which of the two theories (Maslow or Herzberg, or both) addresses each tool on the appropriate slides’ notes page.
—What can employees do to motivate themselves?
—What motivates you to complete your own work and are you motivated according to Maslow’s or Herzberg’s theory?
What two tools do you identify as appropriate to each of the four employees, Adara, Ivy, Maria, and Richard? Why did you select those? Are they connected to the motivational theory of Maslow, Herzberg, or both?
—Your presentation must contain at least 12 slides (cover slide, five slides for the five tools, one slide for self-motivation, a slide for each of the four named employees, and reference list) but you can have more. Use in-text citations and a reference list, with at least two high-quality scholarly references for support. High-quality references are academically peer-reviewed journals or textbooks and are found in the Trident Online Library. The citations can be inserted onto the notes pages rather than on the actual slides.
—Note 1: A URL (website address) is NOT a reference. A reference always contains four parts: author, publication date, article title, and the source of the article. Sometimes there is no author, but the APA manual tells you what you can put in place of the author’s name instead. The source for a high-quality peer-reviewed journal article is the journal. When you find an article in the Library, look for the ” icon and click on it then select the APA format from the drop-down list and you can then copy/paste the reference onto your reference list. You may have to clean it up some because they are not always input into the database correctly.
—Note 2: People today do not want to sit and watch a presentation with tons of words on the slides. They want to see no more than “5 words and a picture” and the picture must be of real people. Feel free to format your presentation with minimal words or however you can get your information across to the employees with the greatest impact. A simple way to come up with headings is to take the assignment’s questions and shorten them to a few words. For instance, I would format the questions in this assignment into the following headings:
—5 Tools and Motivation Theory
—-My Motivators According to Maslow or Herzberg
—A great reason to change the questions into short headings is because if everyone puts the same questions in their papers, their originality score will be falsely high. Rewording the questions helps you to avoid getting a high originality score.