Importance of Motivation in the Workplace

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Abstract Employee motivation remains a key issue for the attainment of organizational outcomes. The contemporary organizations seem well versed with the reality of the fact that a motivated workforce is indeed the most critical aspect of the strategic success of the organization. The theories of motivation are the stout pillars that influx the real essence of a functional performance management system in an organization. The following paper highlights the peculiar aspects of the literature pertaining to motivation and how it affects the key on the job behaviors of the employees. Introduction The precise reason why the contemporary organizations are relying heavily on the motivated workforce is the fact that unless the organizations are completely aware of the motivational chemistry of the workforce there will experience a poor administration and perhaps the performance management system of the organization will be a complete or partial failure (Kumar 2011). It is due to the motivation of the employees that the distance between the organization's present state and desired state can be effectively overcome by means of developing a day-to-day action plan. The importance of motivation augmented with managerial skills and flexible management cannot be denied for this task as well. This is regarded as the strategic managerial function, where by the tools of motivation are designated to disperse the related tasks among the subordinates. Action planning is the formulation of a
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