Case Code : CLHR013
Publication date : 2009
Subject : Human Resources/ Organization Behavior
Industry : -
Length : 02 Pages
Price : Rs. 100
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Motivation, Need for recognition
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Rohit Narang joined Apex Computers (Apex) in November after a successful stint at Zen Computers (Zen), where he had worked as an assistant programmer. Rohit felt that Apex offered better career prospects, as it was growing much faster than Zen, which was a relatively small company. Rohit joined as a Senior Programmer at Apex, with a handsome pay hike. He joined Aparna Mehta's five-member team. While she was efficient at what she did and extremely intelligent, she had neither the time nor the inclination to groom her subordinates. Time and again, Rohit found himself thinking of Suresh, his old boss, and of how he had been such a positive influence. Aparna, on the other hand, even without actively doing anything, had managed to significantly lower his motivation levels.
Questions for Discussion:
1. What, according to you, were the reasons for Rohit's disillusionment? Answer the question using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
2. What should Rohit do to resolve his situation? What can a team leader do to ensure high levels of motivation among his/her team members?