Appreciating Individual Differences And Motivation – Coursework Example

Appreciating Individual Differences and Motivation To motivate this employee, as a manager I would have to provide him with some kind of enrichment in his job. There are several ways in which I can achieve that. For example, I can upgrade his status and assign him more responsibility by promoting him (Kinicki and Kreitner, 2009, p. 151). This would not only be a potential opportunity for advancement in the job, but also give him a sense of achievement as well as personal growth in his job.
If this employee has a high internal locus of control, I would have to be a little more articulate in dealing with him. Also, a high level of emotional intelligence is required on my part to motivate such an employee. Such employees have a high self-efficacy (Kinicki and Kreitner, 2009, p. 119). To motivate an employee with a high internal focus of control, I would ask him what kind of enrichment would he like to have in his job. I might give him a range of options. The difference between the last case and this case is that in the last case, I was in a position to choose the enrichment myself whereas in this case, I have to leave it upon the employee to decide so that he gets what he wants and his thinking that he can control his fate is satisfied and accordingly, he is motivated for work. Besides, I would have to be more careful about doing my bit to enrich the job of the employee with a high internal focus of control because if I don’t, he would feel as if he cannot control his environment.
Kinicki, A. and Kreitner, R. (2009). Organizational Behavior. The McGraw-Hill