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What motivational challenges does a diversified workforce create for supervisors? Many organizations have a diversified workforce that includes employees of all ages, genders, cultures, and income levels. Motivating such a diversified workforce creates several challenges for supervisors. Each and every employee has different needs and goals. For example, men value personal independence and self-government more than women. Women value convenient work hours, and good interpersonal relationships more than men. Because of this, the supervisor could recognize the need to be more flexible for different employees. A single mother trying to support her kid would have different needs than an older employee trying to supplement his pension. Also there are cultural differences that affect the values that employees may have. For example, an employee from the United States could value
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Unformatted text preview: capitalism and individualism more than an employee From Japan who could value collecTvism and loyalty to the organizaTon. Another challenge supervisors may Face is fnding a way to moTvate minimum-wage workers. Supervisors could implement employee recogniTon programs, provide praise, and empower such workers to moTvate them. Supervisors could also provide ³exibility in providing Family Friendly benefts such as allowing the employee to plan their work schedules. ´here are many di±erent ways For a supervisor to moTvate a diversifed workForce. It takes e±ort on the supervisor’s part to get to know the employee’s he or she is supervising to get to know their specifc needs and goals in order to provide the moTvaTon they need to increase their producTvity....
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