Motivational and Organizational Culture

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Motivation and Organizational Culture Cassandra Clyburn HCA 250-The Psychology of Health December 9, 2012 Ebony Thomas Axia College Motivation and Organizational Culture When you first start a job you have fears of being able to fit in, your nerves are on edge and if you are a supervisor or manager you have many more fears as our subject Ayame Nakamura may have had. She is a Japanese immigrant who is fortunate to have landed a position as a Project Manager for a pharmaceutical company. Her work ethics differ from what she is being accustomed and the management style, which is confrontational, makes it difficult to receive feedback and affects her motivation. In the Japanese culture when one works for a company they develop a…show more content…
Providing recognition to employees that have met the expectations of the company and give small rewards such as a day off, Starbucks gift card or a flexible schedule is one of the many ways a company to get results. In France there is a company who has done remarkably well with motivating their employees in a pharmaceutical company. “Our experience suggests that bonus schemes can be very motivational and result in a ‘win-win’ for company and employees alike — as long as they are well designed and properly implemented. (Turner et al., 2007).” This company’s strategy was to be fair across the board and allow the salespersons to make up to 40% in bonuses. Their process was known as the “Commitment Process” which aligns the interests of the individual and company harmoniously and incentive sales people to stretch their performance and maximize sales results; this resulted in low turnover rate and the employees felt that they were valued employees. In Ayame’s position it would be to her benefit to find a company with these values or convince management to change their style or they would lose her as an employee and others who might feel the same way. References Todeschini, M. (2011). Webs of Engagement: Managerial Responsibility in a Japanese Country. Journal of Business Ethics, 101, 45-59. Turner, R., Lassere, C., & Beauchet, P. (2007). Marketing Metrics
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