Ivey Publishing
Orix Geoscience: Scaling Up Employee Engagement
Product Number:
9B18C047
Publication Date:
11/09/2018
Revised Date:
11/09/2018
Length:
10 pages (8 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
The co-founder of a geological consulting start-up was taking an unconventional approach to employee motivation by using non-salary enticements (e.g. retreats) as tools to drive employees' engagement with the company. The approach ran contrary to not only long-standing human resources practices but also to the preferences of the company's own employees. But that approach had only been tested in a small setting so far. Would it work as the company scaled up in size to become a larger organization?
Learning Objective:
The case can be used in an undergraduate or graduate-level course on organizational behaviour or human resources management. It serves well as an introduction to motivation, its relationship with incentives, and its relationship with performance and growth in fast-changing industries and companies. After working through the case and assignment questions, students will be able to
  • identify the role of different types of incentives in motivating employees, as well as their interactive effects, and
  • highlight some emerging practices around employee retention and employee engagement.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  Entrepreneurship
Industries:
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Setting:
Canada, Small, 2016
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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