Critical Thinking Assignment Option #1: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards
For this assignment, imagine that you are an organizational change consultant who has been asked to propose intrinsic and extrinsic reward plans to an organization (of your choice). In your proposal, you will not only formulate the plans but also analyze their worth to the organization as part of the firm’s implementation of a new social responsibility change plan. That change plan will task employees with new or additional duties; thus the reward plans should aim to support employee attitude and behavior including increasing creativity and problem-solving skills.
Spector (2013) says this about reward plans: “Incentive pay, regardless of the specific design, is an extrinsic reward: a reward external to the individual and provided by the organization. Money is the most obvious and prevalent example of an extrinsic reward. Motivational theory tells us that extrinsic rewards, although powerful, may not be terribly effective in driving long‐term behavioral change” (p. 142).
- Your proposal will be 4‐5 pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include. Be sure the paper is formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.). Always review an assignment’s grading rubric.
- Incorporate at least two scholarly sources to support your analysis (you may not use the required readings in the course for this requirement). The CSU‐Global Library is a good place to find your sources.