Motivation : Motivation And Motivation

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Motivation

Motivation is, according to the text, “A set of energetic forces that originate within and outside an employee that initiates work-related effort and determines its direction, intensity and persistence.” (Colquitt) When one hears the word “motivation”, one automatically thinks of an individual’s reasoning behind a certain task or performance. In terms of job motivation, it is what pushes or encourages a person to not only perform the work tasks, but to also be successful in the position and within the company. Motivation includes factors like “what do you do? How hard do you do it? How long do you do it?” The question of motivation has been a topic of discussion for decades. Many might think that money or, financial gains, play a huge role in motivation for an employee; however, motivation may differ drastically from person to person. Various underlying elements affect an employee’s motivation. There are several theories that are able to partially summarize aspects that account for high motivation.
According to the article Motivation and Productivity in the Workplace on Westministercollege.edu, “employees who feel motivated to work are likely to be persistent, creative and productive, turning out high quality work that they willingly undertake.” Motivation is a key determining factor in how well an employee is able or willing to perform, how long they will be in the position and how successful he/she will be. Since motivation is so impactful on job performance,
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