Motivation is a driving force in the everyday lives of men and women as they interact with one another and go about their day. Motivation is defined as the processes that account for an individual’s intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal (Robbins & Judge, 2012). As the business world becomes increasingly more diverse, it is important that managers develop ways to handle the variety of motivations they will encounter in the work day.
There are many approaches to motivating employees and many ways for employees to accept it. Motivation is the crucial element in setting and attaining goals. Applying the DiSC assessments helps managers deal with their role as a ...view middle of the document...
William has fostered a culture of confidence with “no finger pointing.” Empowerment is encouraged as well. He has established an understanding of each of his employees’ motivations and strengths in the process of creating a motivational plan designed to keep the assortment of personalities under his leadership striving to succeed.
Using the assessment of team B’s DiSC assessments results, combined with William Maloney’s department within Newport Corporation, I will create a motivational plan that envisions all seven team B members working within the organization. The company’s motivational plan will utilize DiSC’s four personality types to generate a course of action that takes note of each employees’ strengths and weaknesses and places in the best possible position to succeed. William’s strategy has been to allow his subordinates to play to their strengths, for the most part, matching their skill sets with specific responsibilities.
Analysis of personality types
Team B is comprised of mostly dominant personalities, with myself, Joseph, Quintina, and Phylicia all falling under dominant forms of leadership. The rest of the team varies sporadically. In assessing the assortment of personality types within team B, William would increase the team’s motivation through the DiSC statistics for each member. Concentrating on the team’s dominant styles, the personality type information shows that the team’s mostly dominance style is likely a very results-oriented workplace, with high energy, multi-tasking, and strong leadership. The four dominant personality styles could infringe upon the rest of the team’s more relationship-oriented members who focus on acknowledgement, strong communication, and are more reserved.
The team’s lack of an S style can keep the team from being properly motivated. Obtaining the S style can help in with the overall morale within the workplace environment. Based on the team’s styles, the team will employ logical thinking to avoid mistakes, will be well organized, will strive to be noteworthy and will implement changes throughout the workplace. The team lacks teamwork, group consensus in decision-making, and focus on the minute details of the workplace. It’s important to analyze and evaluate the latter weaknesses properly to create a strong motivational plan (Yukl, 2013).
Part of the motivational plan consists of developing two work teams that would assist in dividing the four dominances on the team and pairing them with some of the other personality types. Placing two dominances with a cautious employee and providing each of them with very clear roles will help to balance things out. By placing each team member in positions that capture each of their respective styles and placing them with others that match their style can also help in accomplishing company goals of motivation within the workforce (Yukl, 2013).
Based on what was learned through the DiSC assessments, the company’s motivational plan would be...