Motivating in Management

2285 Words Apr 12th, 2005 10 Pages
One of the key aspects of management is motivating. Finding the right form of motivation is a problem that's been around ever since motivation in the work place was conceived as an idea. As of now, there are several theories to what kind of motivation works the best to get an employee motivated to produce their best work. Unfortunately, many try motivating employees by using extrinsic rewards, such as cash or the like. What they don't realize is that in the long run, this is making their employees less productive than they were to start with.
III. Define Motivation
To be able to understand what motivates someone, we first must look at what motivation is. According to Webster's dictionary, motivation is something (as a need
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If a manager plays this trump card right away and doesn't try to include the intrinsic reward, they may the key to unlocking motivation in that employee. You don't want your employees to learn for you, you want them to learn for them. In order for employees to take advantage of this, it has to be something the want to learn to start out with. Once employees experience the intrinsic reward of learning new skills and knowledge, they are motivated to learn more.
There are two types of employees you will find in the workplace. The first type put everything they have into their work. They find their work engaging, challenging, inspiring, and fulfilling. The other type of worker you find dreads every minute of the work day. They sit and complain in work, or at home about their job. They count the hours until the work day is finished, and when Friday roles around, they are overjoyed. The difference between these two employees is that the first one is motivated by intrinsic rewards, while the second one lacks this. Enthusiasm is the best thing you can do as a manager to keep your workers motivated. Enthusiasm helps to make work meaningful, and to find ways to make work meaningful. You must also look at the structure and the content of work. Managing these will drastically improve the intrinsic value of your work.
There are two types of theories that people use to base
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