The Key Factors or Indicators in the Motivation of Employees

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The key factors or indicators in the motivation of employees of CARE International in Zimbabwe.

By Hughes Wonder Semu.

September 2008.

Table of contents

1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………....4 General background…………………………………………………………..............4 Objectives…………………………………………………………………………….4 Organizational background…………………………………………………………...4 Organizational structure………………………………………………………………5
2. Literature review and information gathering…………………………………………..6 Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs………………………………………………………..6 Herzberg’s Two factor theory………………………………………………………..6 Information gathering………………………………………………………………..6 Questionnaires………………………………………………………………………7
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Being a CARE employee, I envisage that the data gathering and collection exercise will be less difficult since there is already a good rapport between me and my fellow employees. Moreover, this will broaden my data collection methods as I can observe and listen to informal discussions. These tend to bring out employees true feelings more than formal interviews/ questionnaires.

I intend to use a variety of data collection techniques, ranging from primary to secondary sources. Subsequent analysis will follow, leading to the conclusion. In the analysis and conclusion, reference will be made to various motivational theories especially the three classical theories of Maslow, Herzberg and Mcgregor. The conclusion will also focus on whether the evidence found during the research supports or rebuffs the aforesaid theories.

3 Organizational background

CARE Zimbabwe is a non governmental organization and is part of CARE Nederland, an international NGO registered in over 140 countries. CARE Zimbabwe undertakes and executes many different activities and due to the nature of the work, all employees are employed on a contract basis. The size of the workforce also varies depending on the number of activities being carried out, but generally the number ranges from 150 to 300. The season when there will be most employees is from June to October when the main project being undertaken is vulnerable group feeding
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