The field experiments conducted by different researchers have shown the evidence that the extrinsic rewards could negatively harm the intrinsic motivation of the employees (Deci and Ryan, 1985). The studies were conducted on a set of professionals who were clearly mentioned of the nature of reward that has been instituted for a brief period. The results obtained after withdrawing the rewards showed a sharp reduction in the productivity in those rewarded from those who were not rewarded. Thus the managers, who often feel that the higher the incentives could always ensure higher performance often, fail to realize the negative impact it could cause to the system when such schemes are forced to be withdrawn. This is common with the prevailing business situations across the globe, where poor business environment forces the managers to propose the cost reduction measures. One such step would be lowering of the existing incentive schemes which would lead to lowering of the productivity that were available much before this reductive proposals as per the existing theories of motivation. (Word count: 210)
Every organization in its management practice has powers which are both visible and invisible. The powers that are present based on the hierarchy of practice which defines the functional space and the linkages in the responsibilities in the organizational framework are the common visible powers centers in any establishment. The invisible power centers that those which are not guided by the direct business objectives but rather from the cultural or ethical compulsions that forces every employees to take a certain decision making in their domain of activity. And the exact proportion of the division of each type of powers in each organization cannot be specified in exact quantitative terms. The visible powers are more necessary for the quantitative outputs of the job and identifying the work efficiency of every employee. This would be key driving force to maintain the organizational competence in the business operations. While the invisible powers are more related to the process quality and ethical practices that every employee is expected to adhere to create a very pleasant and open working atmosphere. In a nut shell, it could be said that the visible powers are necessary for facing the external competition while invisible powers are vital for creating acceptable work culture mostly internal to the organization.
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(a) As you read through the article create one summary spray diagram to illustrate the main idea obtained from the article material. Hand in your final spray diagram.
(b) Stake holder analysis
The initiative to make the health care operations green involves considerable amount of support and participation from different stakeholder groups. The most important among them are the management of respective organizations. Unless the management feels the importance of such an initiative for the long-term sustainability of the system these ideas could hardly emerge for a discussion. A strong proposal from the part of management is a vital component in convincing the investors regarding the viability of the programme. Further, the government administration in the field of environmental management is another major participant considering the impact of the project on