What Motives An Employee At An Individual Level, Not As A Group Or Collective

1669 Words Jul 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Managers need to determine what motives an employee at an individual level, not as a group or collective. People are at different stages in life, or have different needs and goals. Motivation triggers are therefore going to be different for each employee. Managers need to realise that the goals and expectations of employees vary, and may be very different to those of the manager.
Often managers tend to blame the employee being unmotivated, instead it may be because of the way the job is designed or the role is no longer providing the challenge and not enabling the employee to be creative and does not allow the employee to be autonomous or to utilise their skill set. Managers may find that by engaging with the employee in the design of their job, the interest level and engagement of the employee to the job tasks can increase.
Managers need to recognise the talents of their employees and harness those talents towards the organisational goals and objectives. If the manager is able to successfully achieve this, the employees will be motivated to work towards the organisational goals.
Behaviour is a function of its consequence. By providing a positive and open work environment, managers will see that employee motivation can increase, employees will be productive and efficient. A negative environment, or threats of punishments, may see employees unwilling to strive for anything more than minimum expectations because of fear.

The use of incentives is a way that managers can…
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