Positive Influence

Creating a Plan for Positive Influence
Katrina A. Bennett
September 5, 2011
Dr. Debbie Nichols

Creating a Plan for Positive Influence
With all of the different ethnic backgrounds in the work place, we must be prepared to deal with employees and their attitudes, emotions, personalities, and core values. Organizations need managers that can take the diversity that is present, the good and the bad, and make it work to their advantage by providing positive influence to obtain desired results. This essay will give solutions to those leading individuals by offering a plan for positive influence. It will incorporate ways to increase motivation, satisfaction, and performance in the workplace. It will also address the differences in attitudes, emotions, personalities, and values, as well as how these components influence behavior.
It is essential that both organizations and employees make themselves fully aware of these differences and the impact that it has in the workplace. When managers gain such an understanding, they are enabled to create a workplace environment that lends itself to motivation, satisfaction, and ultimately improved performance (Robbins & Judge, 2007).
Attitudes, Emotions, and Personalities
Motivation, job satisfaction and performance are driven by the employer and employees.   Employers control the output provided to the employees and the employee bring morels, values, personal beliefs, education, and experience.   Increasing employee motivation can increase job satisfaction and performance.   When creating a plan to increase an employee’s motivation, satisfaction, and performance you must   first realize that every employee has different personalities and values.   If you take the time to create a positive work environment, then the employee satisfaction and performance will fall right into place.   There are ten ways to creating a positive work environment.   They are:
  1.   Build Trust- Setting a good...