Motivation other than Money in the Workplace Essay

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The Motivation of Money

Many people believe that they are motivated by earning money, but this is not always completely true as there are many other factors such as the conditions of the workplace and the need to be appreciated. There are many arguments that are both for and against money being the key motivator in the workplace.

Some argue that being paid a good salary is important in attracting employees to a job and helps to keep them in the job. Although this money can become less of a motivator once the employee has been working for a time and the pay has become routine and expected. Although money may not be the only motivator in the workplace, it is the basis for the attitudes and
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However cash awards are less of a motivator for the Theory Y worker who can enjoy work and have many different needs, which motivate them to work not just money such as seeking responsibility or having a meaningful interest in the work.

Herzberg's two-factor theory splits factors people work into two groups, Hygiene factors and Motivators. Hygiene factors are those that satisfy workers but in no way motivate them these include working conditions, supervision and salary. This is a controversial theory because it says that money in the form of a salary is never a motivator and is only a hygiene factor. Herzberg's theory lists the motivators as things such as responsibility, meaningful interest and recognition for work.

In my opinion money is a key motivator for many who work, although everyone has their own motivators that vary from person to person. The main reason why many will begin work is for money to live a comfortable lifestyle although I do think that it is true that after a while this money becomes expected and so the employees are then motivated by other things these may include recognition for their work as being important or well done, another motivator may be increased responsibility and working hard towards promotion although this can then be linked to money being a motivator as they may only be working hard towards a higher paid position.

Maslow makes a very

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