Ob, Arctic Minings Consultants, Case Study

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Case Synopsis
Arctic Mining Consultants is a mining company that deals with mineral exploration. In this case study, the project given is staking 15 claims in Eagle Lake, Alaska. The project Manager was Tom Parker, who has a wide experience and specialized knowledge in all nontechnical aspects of mineral exploration. He is a geological field technician and field coordinator for Arctic Mining Consultants. He assigned his previous field assistants John Talbot, Greg Boyce and Brian Millar to help him complete the project. The job required them to stake at least 7 lengths each day in order to be completed on time. However, the whole team has became very tense and agitated, especially Tom Parker, as the deadline was
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A leader should not only responsible to make sure that any tasks given completed on time, but also to make sure the employees are satisfied and well-motivated. As in this case, obviously that Parker was not good as a leader. Even he has specialized knowledge and wide experience in the field, he failed to manage his team well. Physically Parker was a good worker as he can develop a good plan and perform better than the others even he was the eldest among them. However, psychologically he failed to understand his employees¶ problems and needs which then caused some conflicts between them.
b) The Motivation
- Motivation is the force that makes people does things: this is a result individual needs being satisfied (or met) so that people would have inspiration to complete the task. These needs vary from person to person as everybody has their individual needs to motivate themselves. Depending on how motivated peoples are, it may further determine the effort they put into their work and therefore increase the standard of the output. We identified that in the case, the only thing motivated the crew to continue the task was the $300 bonus. If not because of that, they won’t trouble their self with the long-hours heavy work. However, the other factors around them have made them be less motivated to work. The main factor was Parker. The way he behaved and treated his team makes
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