Organizational Issues: Management and Motivation

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8 July 2013
Organizational Issues: Management and Motivation
While researching organizational motivation I came upon many articles on General Electric’s (GE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Welch. When Jack Welch became CEO of GE in 1981, he was “the youngest CEO in GE’s history” (When Jack Welch took over); as CEO he set out to reenergize one of America’s largest companies. How would he go about doing it? Jack had an approach with three main areas: Setting goals and preparing the company for its competitive challenges, Empowering employees at all levels of the organization, and Communicating his goals and vision through the entire organization. The goal of this paper is to explain those areas used to motivated GE into becoming
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Conclusion
In my research I discovered that there are many ways to effectively manage and motivate an organization. “Jack Welch is one of the world 's most respected and celebrated CEOs, known for his unmatched track record of success, enormous love of people, fierce passion for winning, and unbridled desire to change the world for the better using his unique management practices, which are collectively called The Welch Way” (Jack Welch). His no nonsense approach to managing General Electric was instrumental in reenergizing, which he set out to do in 1981, the organization over the past decade. Welch once said “The biggest advice I give to people is that you cannot do all this by yourself. You will sure be better off with the brightest people in your team” (Tozluyurt 5). My research shows that his approaches of setting goals and preparing the company for its competitive challenges, empowering employees at all levels of the organization, and communicating his goals and vision through the entire organization were successful and what made GE the world leader it is today. Today’s leaders would be just as successful in their endeavors if they adopted similar approaches.
Works Cited
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