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Copy of Case study of Google: One best places to work
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Introduction & Question 1
Which theories of motivation best describe and explain these techniques?
about the case
1. In what ways does Google motivate and rewards it’s employees?
2. Which theories of motivation best describe and explain these techniques?
3. Is it possible that the novelty of Google’s reward systems and office environment could wear off, thereby reducing their motivational potential? What could Google do to avoid this outcome?
What is motivation
Motivation accounts for the level, discretion and persistence of effort expended at work
Many ways to motivate someone from physical rewards such as bonus payments to verbal comments and encouragemnt
Hierarchy of needs theory
-Deficit principle states that satisfied need is not a motivator of behaviour.
-Progression principle states that a need at one level does not become activated until the next lower level ned is already satisfied
Application of theory to Google motivation techniques
Is it possible that the novelty of Google's reward systems and office environment could wear off, thereby reducing their motivational potential? What could Google do to avoid this outcomes?
Will motivation wear off?
-If Meet with other identical systems：
- If it remain unchanged：
- Comprehensive orientation program
- More relaxed comfortable work place, ‘fun at work’
- Differing levels of employees work together, similar high intelligence tobounce ideas off
- 20 percent time
- Health insurance/onsite medical services
- Unlimited sick leave
- Flexible working hours
- Reimbursement for courses
Q1: In what ways does Google motivate and reward its employees?
McClelland’s Theory of Needs
Motivation and rewards
In conclusion, Motivation is an important method to every manager to maintain effectiveness of an organization, because all people in organization must keep working keep creating new ideas, but even high talent employees do sometimes lack of motivation or inspiration.
Working at Google
Google employment very appealing
20000 applicants in 2008, as such rigorous interview process to get through before potential employment is offered
Orientation program provided for new employees (Nooglers)
Tips and hints to avoid common errors provided