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Final Outline - Group 1 Case Outline I. Introduction: For...

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I. Introduction: For this case, we have identified three main issues regarding the participants: motivation, communication, and conflict. We have also identified possible solutions and will offer overall recommendations for the case. II. Motivation A. Identify/Define Problems 1. Motivation- the forces within a person that affect the direction intensity, and persistence of a voluntary behavior. a. From the start Herr Winkel did not like his assigned group. He even asked the mentor if he could be placed in a different group and the mentor turned him down. Because the purpose of the program is to create a manager, this would not justify the program. Because he was not in a group that he wanted, Winkel was unmotivated to help the group become successful. b. We know that motivation was one of the main problems in this case. Presentations for module 1 and 2 were very similar and 3 and 4 were exactly the same. This tells us that the group did not work on the project as they should have. Furthermore, Winkel failed to give information to the rest of the group, so they could plan time to work on the project. Winkle had a scheduled vacation and did not tell the group up front. Winkel also slept through meetings and showed no interest in working with his team to solve the problems, answer questions, or work on the presentation. It is obvious that Winkel lacked direction, intensity, and persistence. B. Ways to Improve 1. The possible solutions are expectancy theory, equity theory, and goal setting theory. a. Expectancy Theory- a theory of motivation based on the idea that work effort is directed towards behaviors that people believe will lead to desired outcomes. i. Winkel had Effort to Performance problem. This means that if he does not believe the group will perform well then he will not put forth effort to perform. Because the group was not working towards a goal that they were all interested in, they felt they would not perform successfully. Therefore, they did not put forth effort to complete the project tasks. b. Equity Theory- is a theory explaining how people develop perceptions of fairness in the distribution and exchange of resources. i. All three of the group members should have had a common goal of being successful in the completion of the project. After time Meier and Caldwell felt Winkel was not putting forth as much effort as they were. As a result Caldwell and Meier decided they would reduce their amount of input on the project as well. This lead to a stalemate of task completion. If none of the members feel they should work on the project, it will not get done. c. Goal Setting Theory - the process of motivating individuals and clarifying their role perceptions by establishing performance objectives. 1
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