Positive Influence

Plan for Positive Performance

In a business setting, individuals find that it is necessary to step outside the box and embrace diversity. When creating a strong team environment, it is necessary to take into account the individualized attitudes, emotions, personalities, and core values that each member will bring to the team. These differences will cause employees to approach problem solving and project planning from different angles. Team motivation and satisfaction have a direct effect on performance. In the following plan, the steps to increasing motivation, satisfaction and performance within a team setting will be explained.
Motivation is defined by Robbins and Judge (2007) as “the processes that account for an individual’s intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal.” In a team environment, managers must recognize different motivators to help the team stay on track. When motivating a team, it is important to set clear expectations of what is expected and to break a task down into small parts. Presenting a team with a large project and allowing the group to break things down will help to motivate people who have a dominant personality style. Employees with a dominant personality style are motivated by taking charge and delegating. Breaking it down into smaller parts will also help the project seem less overwhelming and more manageable. Each individual will have input as to where they will contribute. By allowing this input, employees will choose the area that they excel in and the project will come together smoothly. By leveraging the strengths of the team as a whole rather than trying to improve weaknesses, the team will be more motivated doing what they do well. Motivators can be internal or external. Recognition is a form of internal motivation. By positively recognizing the contributions of individual team member’s managers are reinforcing behaviors in a positive manner. This type of recognition serves two purposes,...