Describe your own assumptions about motivation.

Using a past or present cross-cultural conflict situation that is in your organization, department or your business (feel free to change the name of the organization as well), operating as a diversity consultant, complete the following questions:

a)    Describe your own assumptions about motivation. Frame this as the leader/manager/team supervisor. Why do you think that people work today?  How do your own assumptions about motivation work in a cross-cultural workforce?

b)   Name one of the “models on motivation” (either from the book or other resource-remember to cite and reference too) and why you feel in a cross-cultural workplace, the motivational model may or may not work.  


c)  In today’s workplace, what ideas do you have to keep the team motivated and why could you motivate others to work for your company (either a company you currently work for or if you are a business owner)?