The lecture on motivation is of great importance; Motivation is the intensity, direction and persistence of reaching a goal. There is a substantial positive relation among job characteristics, job satisfaction and motivation. It states that many theories of motivations are used in a business organization and all have been designed for one purpose, to recognize what motivates and enhances the performance of employees. It is important for a business to identify factors relating to motivation that could affect the competitiveness in the market, and implement ways to enhance business performance. This not only applies to business but also to our academic/personal lives. In the book, it explains how there are different theroies of motivation and how different organizations have a completely different approach to motivating their employees. In my view, there are intrinsic and extrinsic factors are correlated. For example: during my lectures we should have a bit more control in class that keeps us engaged giving the student more choice of assignment or problems to solve which will keep us motivated to engage in the class and do better. On Managing Change, it describes organizational changes that occur when a company makes a shift from its current state to some preferred future state. Managing organizational change is the process of planning and implementing change in organizations in such a way as to decrease employee resistance and cost to the organization while concurrently expanding the effectiveness of the change effort. Today’s business environment requires companies to undergo changes almost constantly if they are to remain competitive. Students of organizational change identify areas of change in order to analyze them. A manager trying to implement a change, no matter how small, should expect to encounter some resistance from within the organization. Thus, the material in this OB course will give me and excellent balance between theory and practice. This introduced me to the theories that have created solid advances in the field of OB. The examples and cases throughout the course show the practical side of these theories in terms of how you can manipulate them to enhance competitive advantage in an organization. This course has helped me become more self aware of how capable we could be in an organization how our behaviors is related to motivation and the organizational environment that we work in.
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