1) By “taking away the rule book”, Dave Swanson has given most of the control to his employers and has allowed his employers to take control of there own actions to produce the task needed. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Dave Swanson has thus given his employers the Social needs, Self esteem and Self actualisation that they require to be motivated to complete there task and has thus positively affected the motivation of his employers. This also gives the employer a sense of empowerment. Dave Swanson has however as he says made his plan as unstructured as possible meaning that his employees might start to do whatever they want thus wrongly motivating them.
2) As said in Herzberg two fact theory, a hygiene factor is “interpersonal relation” with your supervisor such as having a good communication link between each other. Because this is a Hygiene factor this means that without a good communication link between each other this can create job dissatisfaction which will lead to employees not working hard enough and calling in sick or just not turning up to work. Also as said in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, employees need social needs and this includes communication. With good communication, this can be implied into the business in such things like team work and group projects thus motivating employees to work in teams to produce the best possible output.
This paper talks about how the employer-employee relationship has evolved over a period of time and how it is changing in the days of recession. This relationship is mostly governed by the decisions an organization takes about its employees and how the leader of the organization win the trust of their people in the bad times. Gone are the days when a person would join an organization and continue ...
3) McGregor was a person who believed in empowerment. This means that he was for the idea of empowering workers not only to manage a task but to be given the power to decide what that task should be. Dave Swanson put these thoughts into action by doing this like emphasising the knowledge of the business into his employees. By doing this, employees will feel empowered in the way that they have been given information about the business they work for. Also Dave Swanson learns new skills helping all his employees and opening communication links all factors which enforce empowerment onto his workers by giving them more scope about the job they are doing and allowing them to feel as if they are in power thus putting into practice McGregor’s views.
4) Motivation is taken to mean by companies as an enthusiastic pursuit of the objectives or tasks set out by the firm. As said in this article, productivity was boosted by 30% because of motivation. When employees are more happy in doing there job they will be more happy in completing the task not only to what is required but to there best ability meaning they could do the job much better then expected thus increasing productivity. As in Elton Mayo’s case, he was a high believer of team work and when his employees were happy due to being motivated they worked better in a team resulting in high productivity. As said in Maslow’s Hierarchy there a many forms of motivation all of which bring business implications such as when esteem needs are recognised employees feel recognised thus motivating them to do the job even better of self-actualisations making the employee feel like they have developed a new skill and want to meet new challengers. Or even physical needs such as extra pay, if these things were recognised then employees would feel more motivated to work to the best of there abilities to achieve all these things and thus increasing productivity.
However if people are motivated using methods such as piece work where the more employee sells the more they want to earn, this may encourage them to oversell goods and service which will lead to the employee loosing customers which will not increase productivity. Also in Dave Swanson’s case, if he was to enforce empowerment like he is doing by allowing his employees to do their task without anyone looking at them 24-7 which may however make the employee feel that he does not need to perform to their best cause no one is watching them and thus decreasing productivity.
* Companies that monitor employee computers report increased employee productivity when they implement this type of policy. According to the Computer Monitoring website, most employees use company computers for non-work-related activities, such as online shopping, games, stock trading, personal emails, instant chat conversations and music downloads. This adds up over time, and companies can lose ...
To conclude, increased motivation does increase productivity by things like making them feel better in doing their job and feeling happier to work in a team however it does not always increase productivity for in some cases it could encourage workers to be lazy or may even over do their task.