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The following twenty statements involve what motivates you. Please rate each of the statements as honestly as possible. Circle the rating that you think is correct, not the one you think the instructor is looking for:

1. My company pays me a reasonable salary for the work that I do.

2. My company believes that every job that I do can be considered as a challenge.

3. The company provides me with the latest equipment (i.e., hardware, software, etc.) so I can do my job effectively.

4. My company provides me with recognition for work well done.

5. Seniority on the job, job security, and vested rights are provided by the company.

6. Executives provide managers with feedback of strategic or long-range information that may affect the manager's job.

7. My company provides off-hour clubs and organizations so that employees can socialize, as well as sponsoring social events.

8. Employees are allowed to either set their own work/performance standards or to at least approve/review standards set for them by management.

9. Employees are encouraged to maintain membership in professional societies and/or attend seminars and symposiums on work-related subjects.

10. The company often reminds me that the only way to have job security is to compete effectively in the marketplace.

11. Employees who develop a reputation for "excellence" are allowed to further enhance their reputation, if job related.

12. Supervisors encourage a friendly, cooperative working environment for employees.

13. My company provides me with a detailed job description, identifying my role and responsibilities.

14. My company gives automatic wage and salary increases for the employees.

15. My company gives me the opportunity to do what I do best.

16. My job gives me the opportunity to be truly creative, to the point where I can solve complex problems.

17. My efficiency and effectiveness is improving because the company provided me with better physical working conditions (i.e., lighting, low noise, temperature, rest-rooms, etc.)

18. My job gives me constant self-development.

19. Our supervisors have feelings for employees rather than simply treating them as "inanimate tools."

20. Participation in the company's stock option/retirement plan is available to employees.

Part 2 Statements 21-40 involve how project managers motivate team mem bers. Again, it is important that your ratings honestly reflect the way you think that you, as project manager, try to motivate employees. Do not indicate the way others or the instructor might recommend motivating the employees. Your thoughts are what are important in this exercise.

21. Project managers should encourage —3 —2 —1 0 +1 +2 +3 employees to take advantage of company benefits such as stock option plans and retirement plans.

22. Project managers should make sure —3 —2 —1 0 +1 +2 +3 that team members have a good work environment (i.e., heat, lighting, low noise, restrooms, cafeteria, etc.).

23. Project managers should assign —3 —2 —1 0 +1 +2 +3 team members work that can enhance each team member's reputation.

24. Project managers should create a relaxed, cooperative environment for the team members.

25. Project managers should continually remind the team that job security is a function of competitiveness, staying within constraints, and good customer relations.

26. Project managers should try to convince team members that each new assignment is a challenge.

27. Project managers should be willing to reschedule activities, if possible, around the team's company and out-of-company social functions.

28. Project managers should continu- —3 —2 —1 0 +1 +2 +3

ally remind employees of how they will benefit, monetarily, by successful performance on your project.

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