Motivation could be described as an individual's desire and energy focused on achieving a specific goal. When correct motivation is applied, it can cause individuals to behave in a way that raises the performance of employees. Motivation is a very critical force that plays an essential role in increasing the individual's productivity and performance and will assist for a proper deployment of services.
Motivation can be considered in a more general manner or as it specifically applies to a workplace setting. In considering motivation as it relates to work, perhaps the best way is to think of motivation in terms of an end result: behavior. M. R. Jones (1955) defined motivation as what start behaviors, what maintains behaviors, and what stops behaviors (Baack. 2013, 4.1).
This paper is an attempt to apply a motivational theory on a specific issue to illuminate a specific problem that occurred in a workplace setting and will display what motivational theory could have been used as an intervention to change the motivation or behavior. It will also give the big picture of the possible implications of improper motivation and how it could be catastrophic for the organization. The motivational theory can be used to correct problematic occurrences to change disruptive behavior.
[...] Conclusion This manager definitely needed a leadership course because those who use his or her authority in an abusive way instead of a way that encourages employees will result in a devastating effect on the organization. Organizations need to take special care in fostering an atmosphere that promotes good performance levels in each employee. This manager should understand the roles of his job as well as that of the organization and implement ways to accomplish those needs. Managers are in place to provide a good example for the employees and promote cohesion. This manager contaminated his role in leadership and may very well have been suffering from some personal issue outside work. [...]
[...] Developing respect for an individual will also inspire self-respect. Support and praise is also very effective Self-actualization Personal achievement Fulfillment An employee needs to sense and experience growth within the organization. “There are certain attributes needed to acquire this in the workplace. a.) Clarity of values and purpose b.) Use of skills and abilities and must have a plan for learning new ones in order to thrive in the world of work c.) Must have availability of human and personal essence, and have the energy and focus to be intrinsically motivated d.) There must be minimal presence of ill health, neurosis or diminution of the basic human and personal capacities. [...]
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[...] Punishment has several disadvantages. For one, it focuses attention on unwanted behaviors rather than desired behaviors. In practically any situation, it makes sense to point out the behaviors you hope to encourage (trying hard, staying on task) rather than the ones you do not goofing around, wandering away” (Baack 3.3 Motivational Theory There could be a variety of reasons this manager acted this way. It could be an overuse of personal power, or he simply was taking out his aggression on the employee because of personal issues. [...]
[...] Maslow's theory could have been the driving force behind his employee's motivation. All employees have needs and each of those needs may be fulfilled in a different way for every employee. Therefore, making it a necessity to enhance the employee's belief that he or she has meaningful work, job security, recognition, and solid relationships within his or her work environment is an extremely important role. If these needs are met within the employee it will create satisfaction. References Baack, D. [...]
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