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Imagine that you are coaching a manager on how to best manage two different types of “star” employees. Both employees are individuals whom the company hopes to develop and encourage to grow with the organization. In a 4 page report (not including title page or References section), provide two different strategies to best motivate the following two team members:

  1. A twenty-something with a sharp mind, advanced degrees, and minimal work experience
  2. An older, tenured individual with an exceptional track record for successful projects

Make sure that your strategies include an actionable set of items with information on monitoring and follow-up requirements. Also, be sure to incorporate information on the type of company, the prevalent reward system, and the current performance emphasis when drafting your report. Detail any potential barriers that might affect management’s ability to fully motivate these star employees. Incorporate information from two peer-reviewed articles, in addition to the required article by Harbour (2009) to support your suggestions.

This assignment is worth 8 points of the total course grade.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 3, 4, 5.
This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 3, 4, 5.

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Grading Criteria

Content CriteriaTotal: 4

Report clearly meets content requirements.

Two different strategies are detailed to describe how to best motivate two different types of employees.

Strategies include an actionable set of items with information on monitoring and follow-up requirements.

The type of company, the prevalent reward system, and the current performance emphasis are included here.

Any potential barriers that might affect management’s ability to fully motivate these star employees are detailed.

At least two peer reviewed articles are used to support suggestions, in addition to required readings.

Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 2

Writing style is clear and concise.

Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.

Thesis statement is clearly articulated.

Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Flow is maintained by effective transitions.

Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.

Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.

Research CriteriaTotal: 2

Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.

Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.

Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.

Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.