Motivation has become a term as ubiquitous as it is undefinable. What exactly is motivation and how is it used to achieve a desired result? In many circumstances, individuals are motivated by different aspects at different times in their lives. Compounding this issue further are the environmental factors embedded in an individuals motivation. Depending on an individual's background, he or she may be motivated differently than others of similar socio economic circumstances. As such, it is quite difficult to appraise the merits of a single motivational characteristic or theory. This difficulty has given rise to numerous theories of motivation throughout history, each with its own distinct value. The problem with many of these theories is that they are imperfect by nature and do not encompass all possible options of behavior. This document will focus primarily on the achievement motivation theory established by Harackiewicz, Barron, Carter, Lehto, & Elliot in 1997 and how it can and cannot be used effectively within workplace situations.
Motivation is derived from an internal force that provides an individual the opportunity to achieve their needs or goals. People are motivated by a variety of things and often have different motivating factors. Employers should be mindful of individual motivating factors when attempting to motivate staff to increase performance. While some people may be motivated by money, many are motivated by things like: recognition, promotion, and increased responsibility. Once an employer has identified motivating factors they are able to analyze a variety of motivational theories to design and implement a program that will motivate employees to go above and beyond what is expected of them.
How many practices are done for various types of employee motivation can influx the performance of employee in workplace? Also this study analyzes the basic motivation opinion and approaches. Knowing these basic opinion and approaches give authorization to organization senior managers to taking decision about types of motivation.
The purpose of this article is to explain the construct of job satisfaction and how job satisfaction can make failure on the performance of employees in an organization. This article will be modified to the positive and negative effects of Job satisfaction. Secondly, the essay review will discuss the relationship between employee motivation, job satisfaction and employee achievement.
Good leaders have a passion for the work they do and feel it is important. Sharing that passion and enthusiasm with employees can help to motivate employees to become more productive. Praising
Today’s business environment is highly competitive and rapidly changing. Many organizations are competing to survive in this environment. Motivation and the employee job satisfaction are essential for the long-term success of the organization team. Evaluation of the employees’ job satisfaction is a major problem of the Organization, until it affects the achieving of goals.
Employees are valuable resources for companies and them could be competitive advantages for modern companies. It is important for modern companies to improve employee satisfaction and performance so that they can improve their organisational performance and competitiveness (Armstrong, 2006). As a result, Employee’s motivation management is significantly for companies. Motivation is a cognitive process to guide, initiate, direct and maintain goal-oriented activities. It can also be defined as the driving forces directing people’s actions (Huczynski and Buchanan, 2013). Employees making contribution for firms because they are motivated by something, such as successful companies can always identify the factors motivating their employees and conduct responsive practices to motivate employees to improve performance (Podmoroff, 2005).
In this report we will be discussing Motivation and how it has a large impact on the way employees perform within the workplace. We will be addressing the many benefits of having an adequate amount of motivation within the organization and the employees in it. How motivation within the workplace affects the company productivity will also be mentioned within this report. As an example of a company that has been succeeding taking motivation as a large factor leading to company success, we will be discussing how CIBC has been implementing the motivation strategy within their organization to bring forth success.
Motivation is the willingness to exert high levels of effort towards a goal, provided the effort made also satisfied some individual need. (Keenan K., 1995, e.g. 60)
“Motivation” can be defined as forces to push or propel people to satisfy on his or her needs or wants (Yorks, 1976). Moreover, “Motivation is shot-term focused energy” (Chambers, 2007). There are six factors are related to motivation, they are attitude, interest, value, self-efficacy, self-concept, and goal (Jang, et al., 2015).
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology is devoted to the study of employee behavior in the workplace and understanding the issues facing organizations and employees in today’s complex and ever changing environment. Motivation refers to the set of forces that influence people to choose various behaviors among several alternatives available to them. An organization depends on the ability of management to provide a positive, fostering and motivating environment for its employees in order to increase profits, productivity and lower turnover rates of its employees. The purpose of this paper is to discuss and compare six academic journal articles and explore the behavior, job, and need based theories of motivation that can aid management in motivating and understanding their employees. Finding that delicate balance to can sometimes be elusive so effectively learning how to motivate by understanding, controlling and influencing factors to manipulate behavior and choices that are available to employees can produce the desired outcome.
A manager’s objective must be to help construct an organization with employees that motivate and inspire each other. Employees’ motivation are important. Motivation affects employee’s performance, which affects the company’s overall success. It leads to greater work performance. Motivation is important because it creates the drive for employees to perform their responsibilities and achieve their organizational goals. “It is the psychological catalyst employees and owners require to reach the goal” (McKay, 2014). In order for managers to create a strategic motivational plan, managers need to have a better understanding of what motivates their employees.
Secondary data will be collected from news papers, other related researches, internet, journals and text books.
European Journal of Business and Management ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) Vol 3, No.3
Motivation is important to keep the employees committed towards their job responsibilities and dedicated towards the corporate wide objectives of their organization. It is one of the core functions performed by the Human Resource Department of an organization. There are different management techniques which can be used by organizations to motivate their employees. These techniques include monetary or financial rewards and non-monetary or non-financial rewards. Monetary rewards are the extrinsic factors of motivation. These rewards include salary, bonuses, periodic or performance based increments, cash rewards, discounted product or service packages, and other financial benefits. On the other hand, non-monetary rewards include all those intrinsic factors that do not involve money; for example performance appraisal, promotion to higher job positions, greater responsibilities, job rotation, etc. Both these types of rewards are given by organizations to motivate their employees and keep them committed towards their job responsibilities. The Literature is full of the researches carried out on different motivational factors and techniques which organizations from all over the world use in different situations. The purpose of this paper is to critically review some recent research studies which compare different motivational techniques and discuss their usefulness and efficacy for the business organizations.