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Employee Involvement

  1. 1. Employee Involvement<br />Tanetra Austin <br />Tri-State Institute, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Involvement<br />An approach taken to improve quality and productivity. <br />
  3. 3. Motivation<br />Helps individuals to understand the utilization of employee involvement to achieve process improvement.<br />Motivational Quote <br />“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”<br />E. Joseph Cossman<br />
  4. 4. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs<br />Abraham Maslow developed the first and most popular motivational theories.<br />He stated that motivation is best explained in terms of hierarchy.<br />
  5. 5. What is Hierarchy<br />A series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system.<br />
  6. 6. Levels of Hierarchy <br />According to Maslow, there are five levels of hierarchy relating to motivation:<br />5.Self-actualization<br />(control and freedom)<br />4.Esteem<br />(pride and self-worth)<br />3.Social<br />(need to belong)<br />2.Security<br />(a safe place to work and job security)<br />1.Survival<br />(food, clothing, and shelter)<br />
  7. 7. Achieving a Motivated Work Force<br />Know thyself<br />Know your employees<br />Establish a positive attitude<br />Share the goals<br />Monitor progress<br />Develop interesting work<br />Communicate effectively<br />Celebrate success<br />
  8. 8. What is Empowerment<br />Increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic strength of individuals and communities. <br />
  9. 9. Employee Empowerment<br /><ul><li>Requires individuals to be held responsible for accomplishing a whole task.</li></ul>In order to create the empowered, three conditions are necessary:<br />Everyone must understand the need for change<br />The system needs to change to the new paradigm<br />The organization must enable its employees<br />
  10. 10. Teams Work<br />Teams work for the following 3 reasons:<br />Many heads are more knowledgeable than one<br />Each member has the ability solve problems<br />Each member develop characteristics of subconscious communication with each other that allows them to do a better job<br />
  11. 11. Recognition and Rewards<br />Both go together to form a system for letting people know they are valuable members of the organization.<br /><ul><li>Recognition is a form of employee motivation in which</li></ul> the organization publicly acknowledges the positive contributions an individual or a team has made.<br /><ul><li>Reward is considered as tangible goods.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Employee Involvement<br />Involving employees and empowering them, provides the opportunity for continuous process improvement.<br />It also improves quality and increase productivity, because employees:<br /><ul><li>Make better decisions
  12. 12. Implement and support decisions
  13. 13. Able to spot areas of improvement
  14. 14. Take immediate corrective action</li></li></ul><li>Works Cited<br />Abraham Maslow (n.d.). The Web Space. Retrieved from<br /> http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html<br />Besterfield, Dale, H ., Besterfield-Michna, Carol, Besterfield, H. Glen, Bestergield- Sacre , Mary,.(2003) Employee Involvement. Helba Stephen. Yarnell Debbie. (Eds), Total Quality Management (pgs. 55-80) Location: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey <br />Hierarchy (n.d.). The Word Net. Retrieved from<br /> http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=hierarchy<br />Involvement (n.d.). The Hub. Retrieved from<br /> http://hubpages.com/hub/team-building-cmoe<br />