Theanalogy of training animals and providing them with alternativeactivities by zookeepers is applicable in business organizations.Training helps employees attain increased autonomy and self-esteemthrough teamwork and sense of value. Zookeepers train animals how tocarry out certain activities. They keep observing their dailybehaviors making the animals feel appreciated and valued, thusenhancing their self-esteem. Similarly, organizations that traintheir employees help in making them feel empowered, secure, andvalued (Reece,2014).They start to trust and have faith in their work and themselves. Thetraining also encourages them to seek success and expansion becausethe employees always feel good about themselves, which help inkeeping their self-esteem high. The zookeeper also increases theconfidence of the animals by showing them the correct way to performa certain behavior. Similarly, adequate training of the employeeshelps in increasing their confidence. This makes them autonomous bygiving them freedom to make their choices, feeling that they canperform the given task satisfactorily.
TheZoo empowers and motivates employees to be autonomous, creative, andinnovative through recreation and educational plans that enrich theexperience of its employees. They care about the employees, whichmakes them feel valued and secure. The organization encouragescreativity and innovation by supporting new, creative, or innovativeideas of the employees. Supporting of the employees by theorganization makes them feel that their work performance is essentialto the organization (Reece,2014).The employees strive to achieve both the organization and individualgoals. Zoo creates a caring culture by making the employees feel theyare an integral part of the organization, which encourages them tofeel they are making a difference. Their self-esteem remains high notbecause the organization wants to, but because they want to continuemaking the difference. The caring culture of the organization alsoempowers the employees to be creative by providing them withresources, information, and skills that give them the freedom to makechoices that will enable them to reap benefits in the future.
Reece,B. L. (2014). Effectivehuman relations: Interpersonal and organizational applications.