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ADM 1300 B Nov 5 , 2013 YUJIE YI #7038840 Dividends – the percentage of profits that are paid to shareholders  5 reasons to allow dividends: - Dividend growing companies (those that are growing in terms of dividends that are provided) are usually stellar performers. - Stock companies that are initiated raised dividends return on average. The stock values actually go up. Companies are better off. - Dividend makes you reconsider selling your stocks.  Even if the stock is not performing/ increasing, if you’re still giving dividend, you’ll have less attendency to sell the stock. - Dividend is still disappoint in company management  The management inside the company knows they have to pay for the dividend, which makes them more conscious on how they’re managing the company. - Dividends can weigh using volatility within the company  Make a stats volatile  Dividends in Canadian companies, there is something called dividend tax credit. CEO in Residence – Bernie Ashe - November 12, 2013 - Will focus his remarks on the theme of leadership - Held senior position with the Ottawa Senators Organization (COO) - Held senior position withAIT – high technology company (traveler identity and border control) - Former CEO of KOTT Group – home building industry - Currently CEO of Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group – working intimately with the Lansdowne project  1 /9 An interesting look at Motivation (video) - Fred Factor (postman) - Having motivation about your job because you love what you are doing. Motivation  Willingness of individual to exert high levels of effort to reach organizational goals - Conditioned by the effort’s ability to satisfy some individual need - Motivation is by the individual that satisfy them some needs  Intrinsic – engage in a behavior because it is personally rewarding  Extrinsic – engage in an activity to earn a reward Motivating Employees  Need produces Motivation which leads to Goal-directed Behavior resulting in Need Satisfaction Contemporary Theories of Motivation  Goal-Setting Theory - Specific goals increase performance and that difficult goals, when accepted, result in higher performance than do easy goals.  Working toward a goal is a major source of job motivation  The specificity of the goal itself acts as an internal stimulus - Factors that influence the goal – performance relationship: th ADM 1300 B Nov 5 , 2013 YUJIE YI #7038840  Feedback  Goal commitment  Self-efficiency – do you believe you are capable of performing task  National culture (background)  The employees come from the group society or individual society - Management by objectives (MBO) – goal setting that extends from top to bottom of an organization  Everybody in the organization is taken into consideration  Reinforcement Theory - The theory that behavior is a function of its consequences - Reinforces – consequences immediately following a behavior that increase the probability that the behavior will be repeated  Employees will repeat the behaviors that are told in order to get benefits - Try to provide positive reinforcement  Tell your employees that they’ve done well 3 9  Human Resources – Treads  Technology, globalization, and downsizing - Cheap labour from low wage countries  Employees working at home - Increase in part-time/ contract workers  Emphasis on employee participation, teamwork, customer satisfaction - The team is working together - The customers are always right  Better training, higher education Chapter 9 Empowerment, Teamwork, and Communication Communication in Action - Commercial - power of words AGENDA - Understanding why we empower employees - Identifying team characteristics and types of teams - Understanding team conflict ADM 1300 B Nov 5 , 2013 YUJIE YI #7038840 - Creating effective communication What is Empowerment?  Giving employees authority and responsibility
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