Organisational development and Employees motivation in Balleen Regional Hospital

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Motivation of our employees is one of the most important issues facing companies today. The need to instil our employees with motivation is becoming ever more important especially with the shift towards a more socially and culturally responsive workforce. In essence, when people do not enjoy working, or cannot see a future for themselves, they are likely to leave -and staff churn is expensive. So how does a organise find out what motivates its employees and to improve the performance? It is important to managers of any organisations.

Analysis of organizational and motivational issues by using structural frame

The structural frame describes the issues that need to be considered in designing structural forms that fit an organisation's goals, tasks and context. From the structural perspective of view, the structure form is important to an organisation which enhances and constrains what an organization can accomplish (Bolman & Deal 2003). There are two design issues at the heart of organizational structure including how to allocate work (differentiation) and how to coordinate roles and units once responsibilities have been parcelled out (integration) (Bolman & Deal 2003).

For the first issues of differentiation, it is not clear whether Balleen specifies all the positions in the organisation, prescribes job descriptions, procedures, routines, and rules. However, for the second issue, the lack of coordinating roles and units is obvious in Balleen Hospital. There are several methods to coordinate individuals and units through a variety of horizontal and vertical linkages. The vertical linkages including authority, rules and policies, as well as planning and controlling system enable higher levels coordinating and controlling the work of subordinates (Bolman & Deal 2003). Firstly, the authority is the most basic and ubiquitous way of integration. Balleen is a large hospital which has several departments. It is important for every manager...