Week 6 CheckPoint Motivation and Teams Case Study

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What motivation theories can be found in each case study? Describe the theories found in each case study and cite specific examples. 1. The motivation theory that can best describe the success of Two Men and a Truck would have to be the Goal-Setting Theory. If you look at the company motto, "Treat everyone the way you would want your Grandma treated”, this is clearly a Goal that drive the company. Within this statement, it becomes clear how the owner tries to instill into all employees and franchisees, a specific goal. Another example of Goal-Setting would be the creation of 'Stick Men University'. This company controlled training that each owner and mover must attend prior to working, confirms the specific goals that are found throughout the entire company. 2. The motivation theory that can best describe the success of Klaus Kleinfeld would be the Expectancy Theory. From the beginning of the story, through to the current position that Mr.
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Unformatted text preview: Kleinfeld holds within the Siemens Corporation, you see him trying to get employees to buy into the theory that what they do for the company will allow them keep their jobs from going to another country where they might be able to get cheaper labor. At the beginning of the story, we see what he did to get the employees of Siemens Medical to agree to his requests. What was each business owner’s approach to creating high-performing teams within their company? In the case of Two Men and a Truck, Sheet's approach is focusing on complete customer satisfaction. Training and sharing information all to insure the customer is completely happy. In the case of Siemens, Kleinfeld's approach is win friends and influence people. The more people he can get to believe in him, the faster they will buy into his ideas....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course BUSINESS BUS 210 taught by Professor Chericutter during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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