Critical Review “Employee Motivation- a Powerful New Model” by Nitin Nohria, Boris Groysberg and Linda-Eling Lee
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“Employee Motivation- A Powerful New Model” by Nitin Nohria, Boris Groysberg and Linda-Eling Lee
Group 1: Ajit Shenoi (29), Mandar Jha (15), Nandan) Mathur (20), Kshitij Varma (39), Sarin Sio (33) PGDM-Communications 8/9/2013
The article attempts to shed light on the issue of motivating employees. The topic of motivation has been one that has intrigued thinkers thorough our history. As a result from Aristotle to Freud to finally Maslow everyone has had their own take on the topic. However the writer believes that some of the previous theories on motivation were formulated based on careful observation and investigation. These theories did not enjoy the advantage of having modern knowledge at their…show more content…
Drive to comprehend can be met by having an effective job design where the jobs are designed in such a manner that they occupy an important and distinct place in the organization. Also it is important to design jobs that are meaningful and give rise to a sense of contribution to the organization. Defend- the key lever is to have a functioning performance-management and resource allocation processes. For such a process to yield benefits transparency has to be increased and its fairness has to be emphasized.
A study of Fortune’s “100 best companies to work for” shows how to match organizational layers with emotional drives on multiple fronts. To further elaborate on this point the writer gives the example of Alfac where individual performances are highly recognized and rewarded in highly visible ways. Culture building efforts such as employee appreciation of the week are aimed at creating a sense of bonding. The article stresses on the fact that an improvement, in say job design, will no doubt help in satisfying the need to comprehend but it does not help the company in its overall development. Another important aspect is that an organization cannot fully control the motivational drives of its employees. For instance an organization successfully works towards the fulfillment of all the four drives but its employees view or have