Consolidated Suppliers: The Importance Of Motivation

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Motivation is a key factor in achieving organizational goals. Motivation is what determines the direction of a person’s behavior in an organization, and a person’s level of effort and persistence to achieve a certain task. When a person is motivated, it helps achieve the task at hand efficiently and effectively, and ensures the person’s efforts are directed towards achieving the organizational goals. There are two approaches to motivating employees, either intrinsically or extrinsically. While Consolidated Suppliers believes both approaches are important to motivate employees, intrinsic motivation is viewed as the more necessary approach. When Mr. Daoud was asked whether they rely on extrinsic or intrinsic rewards to motivate their employees,…show more content…
On the contrary, in that same annual evaluation meeting, according to the employees’ achievements and an evaluation of how well they did their job, they are awarded an annual salary increment or an annual bonus. This bonus however, varies according to a set of criteria. For example, depending on the seniority, rank, and merit, the amount of bonus one is granted differs. Mr. Deaibes then emphasized how both methods of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards are crucial to keeping the employees motivated and satisfied with their…show more content…
An autocratic leader is one that dictates work methods, makes unilateral decisions, and limits employee participation. A democratic leader delegates authority, makes sure employees are involved in the decision making process, and uses feedback as a way to coach employees. Finally, the laissez-faire leader is one that allows the employees to make decisions and complete tasks the way they see fit. (book) When Mr. Mohamed Deaibes was asked what type of leadership style they adopt in Consolidated Suppliers, he informed us they use both the autocratic and the democratic leadership styles, depending on the situation and decisions that are being made. For example, when an important decision affecting the company and its shareholders is to be made, most decisions are centralized and carried out by the top managers. On the other hand, when small decisions were to be made in the company such as setting goals and objectives for each month, employees were allowed and even encouraged to participate in the decision making process. Using Fiedler’s contingency model, it can be said that Consolidated Suppliers believes most in the relationship-oriented style as developing good relationships with their subordinates and making sure they are liked is one of the key factors to achieving overall efficiency in the
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