Lesson 3 6 Assignment Of Benefits
Lesson #5, Assignment #4: Chapter 6 Case Study Choose ONE of the following cases to address in a short essay of 300-350 words. Don't neglect to copy-and-paste the questions you have chosen to your assignment's response. Study Chapter 6 Organizational Behavior Case, "What Do They Want?," found on page 197 of Organizational Behavior (11 th Edition) and answer the following questions: 1. Explain the "motivation problem" in this organization in terms of the content models of Maslow, Alderfer, and Herzberg. What are the "other things" that the human resources manger is referring to in speaking of things besides money, conditions, and fringe benefits that are needed to motivate employees? Work Motivation: The psychological forces that determine the direction of a person’s behavior in an organization, a person’s level of effort, and a person’s level of persistence. Why is Motivation important in businesses? An organization’s employees are its greatest assets. No matter how efficient your technology and equipment may be, it is no match for the effectiveness and efficiency of your staff. According to Maslow, a fulfilled need did little to motivate an employee. For example, a person who has sufficient food to eat cannot be enticed to do something for a reward of food. In contrast, a person with an unfulfilled need can be persuaded to work to satisfy that need. Thus, a hungry person might work hard for food. Maslow called this the Deficit Principle. Deficit Principle · It is a person’s unsatisfied needs that influence his behavior · The unsatisfied need becomes a focal motivator. · The satisfied need no longer influences an individual’s behavior.
By – John Bishop
“I hate homework.”
How can parents eliminate the nightly tug-of-war over homework?
In general, students are not excited about the homework they get assigned because they are bombarded with other options that seem far more exciting. Let’s face it – homework is no more exciting today than when we were kids. It was tough for us to do homework and we did not have nearly as many distractions as today’s students.
Their world includes instant communication, multi-tasking, cell phones, exciting video games, texting, and social networking. Homework is vying for your child’s attention against some tough competition.
Some students think homework is a waste of time. Others understand the intrinsic value of homework and take responsibility for doing it correctly and handling it in on time. However, the majority of students are somewhere in between there extremes.
The students that do their homework without a nightly battle view their education differently. They understand that for a couple of hours, schoolwork is the priority, and then they can move on to something more exciting. They understand that homework teaches them where their strengths are and where they need to spend more attention.
For most students, the problem may not be the homework, but in how they look at it. In the “good old days”, we did our homework because it was expected, and because there were far fewer options for our time. Parents should not compete head-on with today’s distractions, but rather try a different tactic.
To compete with the distractions, parents must get more buy-in on the importance of homework. Your job won’t be easy, but perhaps this list can help.
10 Benefits of Homework
- Homework teaches students about time management.
- Homework teaches students how to set priorities.
- Homework helps teachers determine how well the lessons and material are being understood by their students.
- Homework teaches students how to problem solve.
- Homework gives students another opportunity to review the class material.
- Homework gives parents a chance to see what their child is learning in school.
- Homework teaches students that they have to do things, even when they don’t want to.
- Homework teaches students how to take responsibility for their part in the educational process.
- Homework teaches students how to work independently.
- Homework teaches students the importance of planning, staying organized and taking action.
School and homework show students the important life lessons, such as how to read and communicate with others, that they will use as an adult. Homework also teaches students how to problem solve, think independently, and build an understanding and interest for the issues in our society.
We have to show our children and students that homework is not boring and is not a waste of time. We have to show them that there are numerous benefits of not only doing homework, but handing it in on time! If we allow students to only participate in video games of social media after all their homework is done, then homework becomes a win-win situation for parents and their students.
Background Information on John Bishop:
John Bishop is the Executive Director of Accent On SuccessÃ‚Â® and author of the Goal Setting for Students Ã‚Â® book which has recently won three national book awards.
John Bishop went to a parent-teacher conference at a “magnet” school in the St. Louis Public School system. There were essays on a bulletin board in one of his granddaughter’s classrooms entitled “The Night”. One seventh grade girl wrote:
“I’m not afraid of the night. I’m not even afraid when I hear bullets. I take my brother and we lay down in the bathtub until the shooting stops.”
This was the night Mr. Bishop dedicated himself to doing something to help students. With the help of over twenty-five professionals with advanced degrees in education and curriculum development, he wrote the Goal Setting for Students Ã‚Â® book, in order to get children involved in school and education even if there are outside, negative influences holding them back.
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