Red Bull: Corporate Motivation and Culture Essay

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Red Bull Corporate Motivation and Culture Table of Contents Summary…………………………………………………………………………Page 2 Motivation……………………………………………………………….……….Page 3 Culture………………………………………………………………...…………Page 7 Conclusion…………………………...…………………………………….…….Page 11 References………………………………………………………………….……Page 12 Evaluation Sheet……………………………………………………………...…Page 16 Summary: Red Bull, the producer of the number one energy drink in the world was founded in 1984 by Dietrich Mateschitz in Austria. Since 1987, Red Bull has sold more than 30 billion cans, 4.6 billion alone in 2011. Red Bull’s headquarters are based in Austria but the product is now available in 164 countries. They are…show more content…
Additionally, it should be noted that this team, in particular had a lower budget and therefore a more challenging goal to achieve. Yet it can be seen as not an overly challenging goal because the team was motivated enough to obtain it. This shows that in some cases, Red Bull is able to find a balance between challenge and motivation while ensuring that equity is met. In which, large employee input consequently led to high employee reward. However, Red Bull has also showed negative forms of extrinsic motivation. In one case employees filed a lawsuit against Red Bull. This lawsuit claims that Red Bull refused to pay an employee of their overtime wages and expenses that occurred on the job (Davis, 2011). If these allegations are proven to be true, this demonstrates Red Bull is not following the proper steps to motivate their employees. Rather than rewarding hard work, in this example they are dismissing it thereby lowering the valence of hard work and subsequently leading to unmotivated employees. Red Bull has a diversified set of rewards in order to motivate all types of employees. As extrinsic motivation may be required to motivate a certain type of employee, others are motivated by intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation can be defined as motivation that stems from the direct relationship between the worker and the task (Johns and Saks, 2011). The type of employee who drives from intrinsic motivation has the desire to perform a task because they believe it’s

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