Job Satisfaction and Employee Motivation

4960 Words May 5th, 2010 20 Pages
Content Introduction.........................................................................................2 *Literature Review.................................................................................*2 *Empirica*l case......................................................*................................*.*7* Google................................................................................................*.*.*.*7 *Discussion...........................................................................................*.*..9* *Conclusion & Recommendation..........................................................*11 …show more content…
leadership, teams, performance management, managerial ethics, decision making and organisation change Steers, R.M & Mowday, T.R & Shapiro, D.L (2004) and this is the reason why this topic has attracted attentions from different authors and researchers in the past years. This has also led to the proposition of theories to support this managerial concept i.e. motivation. These theories are referred to as motivational theories. There are so many theories on motivation, each acting as a competitor to the other on attempt to best explain the nature of motivation. Within the vast number of theories, some are built on economic knowledge with a psychological understanding (Maslow, 1943) etc. Mullins, L.J suggests that all these theories are at least partially true and all help explain the behaviour of certain people at certain times but however, the search for a generalized theory on motivation at work appears to be in vain (Pg 414, 5th Ed). It is indeed because of the fact that there are no generalized or single solutions as to what motivates people or individual in organisation, that there are different theories on motivation. These theories are then divided into those concerned with identifying the needs toward which behaviour(s) is directed – content theory and those that are concerned with the dynamic, mental processes that lead to individuals following certain goals rather than others –