Friction and Frustration at TMG, Inc.: Leading and Motivating Teams

by: Scott DeRue

Publication Date: September 20, 2010
Length: 16 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-112

Core Disciplines: Communications, Leadership/Organizational Behavior

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TMG has a very common problem. Its employees are experiencing a serious breakdown in motivation. Team members feel they work harder than anyone else, but are faced with scathing performance reviews. Students analyze how motivation collapsed and what TMG’s leadership can do to improve.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Explain what causes team members' motivation to suffer.
  • Identify what leaders can do to motivate teams.