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generating success for the employee. Also, by owning stock it gives the employees a feeling of empowerment. Empowerment is when a manager puts more responsibility on an employee, by giving them the ability to make decisions (Robbins, 2005). Linking empowerment to financial motivation allows the worker to feel that there is less of a gap between them and their boss, it also gives employees a chance to see how profits are madeand lost and to see how success is won and lost. By allowing employees
to see the success it will drive them to work harder. As well as seeing the success, an employee with stock ownership will recognize his/her responsibility in the company and their With the employees at Lincoln Electric working on a piece-rate pay basis and performance score, they are almost guaranteed to work hardso they can take advantage of the financial incentives being offered to them. If an employee at Lincoln isn’t motivated to be productive it willonly affect the individual because of the piece rate pay and the graded performance that determines the bonus. The combination of pay by output,bonus, and job security have worked perfectly and the hard workers at Lincoln have been known to earn more then $80,000 in a year(). Several employees at Lincoln were asked a series of questions regarding their salaries and bonuses, each employee said they would not leave Lincoln for less work because the pay and bonuses they could receive, the outcome of purchasing stock, and the overall life goals they couldachieve while working at Lincoln Electric were unmatched for their type of job. For example, in an interview with Joe Trahn an employee who Employee AttitudeAn extraordinarily important aspect of a great work environment are the employee attitudes. Attitudes are people s views or statements concerning different subjects, or more precisely, how the employees of acompany view the different aspects of their company. (Robbins, 2005) Employee attitudes have two areas of concern for an organization. The first is the affective component of an attitude.This is the idea that attitudes of employees effect their demeanor, a negative attitude entails a negative demeanor and vice versa. (Robbins, 2005) If there is an overwhelming consensus of negative attitude withinan organization it will be evident in the feel among the employees and almost certainly will have an effect on key company issues, including job satisfaction and productivity. The second contributing factor of employee attitude is the behavioral component of an attitude, which is the basic idea that your attitude dictates your behaviors (Robbins, 2005). Lincoln Electric has many practices and programs in effect that contribute to a positive employee attitude. They have recognized that an effective way to keep attitudes toward the company favorable is to keep the employees content in their jobs. Lincoln Electric knows that positive attitudes lead to profitable outcomes for the organization, including increased job satisfaction, escalated job involvement, not to

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