As in some of the assignments in this course, you will draw upon your personal experience for this Module 2 Case assignment. For the assignment, you will consider the topic of telecommuting and motivation. You will prepare a blog entry that discusses your own experience and applies the background material to the prospect of becoming a telecommuter.
For an overview of some important current issues in telecommuting and working remotely please read:
Peck, E. (2015,March 18) Proof that working from Home is Here to Stay: Even Yahoo Still Does It. Retrieved from.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/the-future-is-happening-now-ok_n_6887998.html”>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/the-future-is-happening-now-ok_n_6887998.html.trident.edu/content/enforced/118923-MGT302-2018APR23FT-2/Modules/Module2/Mod2Case.html?d2lSessionVal=67AxdIOXi8lOZUrWKDxodDN69&ou=118923&d2l_body_type=3#_msocom_1″>
In the background materials, you read about some very traditional theories of motivation such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory. There is sometimes a challenge in applying these theories.
Begin with some personal reflection. Consider a time at work when you felt highly motivated. Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory to your situation. Think about what motivates you personally. Can you apply Maslow’s and Herzberg’s theories to yourself? For this assignment, you will discuss these ideas in a hypothetical situation in which you are offered the opportunity to work remotely, that is, telecommute to your job.
For this Module 2 Case Assignment, you will prepare a blog entry with the title:
My company has offered me a chance to work remotely. Should I telecommute? How can I stay motivated working from home? If I decide to work from home, what can my company do to help me stay highly motivated?
Your blog entry should discuss the following:
What motivates you?
How do Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory explain your own and other employees’ motivation?
How can employees remain highly motivated when telecommuting? What can they do to motivate themselves? What can the company do to motivate telecommuting employees?
Will you become a telecommuter? Why or why not?
Your blog entry should be the equivalent of a four- to five-page paper. Also, be sure to use in-text citations and a reference list. For administrative purposes, please add a title page so that your assignment can be readily identified.
Be sure to address the questions presented directly.
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
Use reliable and credible sources as your references. If you find articles on the internet, make sure they are from a credible source.
Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the.trident.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Well-Written-Paper.pdf”>Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “.trident.edu/files/Writing-Guide_Trident_2014.pdf”>Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC portal.