Is Remuneration The Sole Motivator?

1473 Words Sep 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Ever since the 1930’s there has been a considerable amount of research done to answer one simple question,’Is remuneration the sole motivator in a workplace and if not is it a demotivator’.Even today the question hasn’t had a definitive answer with many arguing for and many against. But in today’s workplace even if opportunities were unlimited it will be especially hard for people to create their ideal salary.In the past people only worked for remuneration as they had much less needs and the remuneration they got was enough to satisfy their limited needs.But in todays world with an unprecedented growth in technology and other areas like the internet has increased our needs drastically .In the past the approach of people towards life and other things were much less sophisticated than today. People nowadays work not only for remuneration but also towards gaining a social status and succeeding in their overall career as well.
In today’s world managers are much more sensitive towards their employees and has to realize and respect their individuality. The biggest difference between the past and today is the establishment of a human resources department not only act as a link between an employee and manager but also a department that provides many different methods of motivation for the employees. Many people have agreed on the fact that money does initially engage us but it isn’t enough to retain people or bring about an increased level of job satisfaction in them .A study by…

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