Motivation at Saint Augustine’s College
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BUS 360 Mangerial Principles
Professor Diane S. Riggsbee
August 31, 2009
Thesis Statement: This paper will discuss motivation, organizational culture, leadership and communication as it relates to Saint Augustine’s College.
Motivation is described as the use of an inducement to rouse an individual or individuals to preform. Webster (2006) Saint Augustine’s College president, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, strives to motivate her employees. During her state of the college address, she invited each employee to “get on the bus”. She had a large picture of a school bus and each employee was asked to write his or her name on the bus to denote they were “on her team.’ After her speech, she passed out indvidual buses which contained an invitation to meet her at 4:00 p.m. on campus. During the 4:00 p.m. visit, she was seated in a large forty passenger bus in the driver’s seat, inviting each employee to join her on the bus. Dr. Suber applied the behavioral approach, which is the field of study that researches the actions of people at work. Management, (2009) to motivate her employees. The morale at the college was low and was percieved by low turn out to college sponored events.
Mary Parker Follett was one of the first individuals to recognize that organizations could be viewed from a perspective of an indivdual and group behavior. She prosped more people-oriented ideas than scientific management followers. She believed organizations should be based on group effort. Management (2009). Dr. Suber used her findings to motivate her employees to join her for on a voyage of commitment, not only to her, but to the college as well. What she failed to accomplish was motivating her employees. She required each employee to write their...